MVC Hearings FAQ

If you have received a letter from the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission about an impending license suspension, it is important that you gather the facts about what this means. No one wants to lose his or her license, and by seeking out the help of Attorney Thomas Carroll Blauvelt, you may not have to.

The following is a list of common questions and myths about fighting your license suspension.

FAQ and Myths About New Jersey MVC Hearings

1. There is no point in fighting the suspension.

There are definite advantages to fighting the suspension. By contacting an attorney to request a DMV Hearing, and using that same attorney to help you prepare for the hearing and to represent you in front of the hearing office, you may be able to reduce or eliminate your suspension.

2. Can I do it without an attorney?

You always have the right to represent yourself in legal matters, but this is almost never advisable. An experienced lawyer has gone through this countless times, and understands all of the intricacies of the process. An attorney can quickly draft a request for a hearing, send it by certified mail to halt the suspension until the hearing, and can then help you prepare your case.

3. What will the hearing consist of?

The hearing office will want to know about your past driving history, any infractions you have incurred and how the suspension of your license will affect you. The office needs all this information to make an informed decision on whether to suspend your license, and for how long.

4. How will an attorney help with this process?

An attorney can help explain to the office in detail about how the suspension will impact the life of you and your family. Even if you cannot avoid a suspension altogether, competent representation may do a lot to reduce the severity of the suspension. Your attorney may also be able to postpone the suspension of your license for a significant amount of time.

5. What kind of results does your office achieve?

Attorney Thomas Carroll Blauvelt achieved significant reductions in suspensions, some of which include:

  • Clients received 0 days suspensions
  • 600-day suspension reduced to 90 days
  • 360-day suspension reduced to 45 days
  • 90-day suspension reduced to 15 days
  • 60-day suspension reduced to 10 days

There is no way to guarantee the results of your MVC Hearing, but having experienced help on your side can improve your odds of success. Contact our offices today if you are worried about losing your license. We may be able to help.