A provision harsh provision of the Driving While Suspended law was recently repealed by the NJ legislature. Under the former NSJA 39:3-40(g), if a defendant’s license was suspended for failure to pay surcharges, the statute called for an additional $3000 fine to be paid to and collected by the Motor Vehicle Commission. This fine was in addition to all others imposed.
The penalty took the form of a judgment against the defendant and remained as such until completely paid in full by the defendant. If you have been subjected to this penalty since January 16 of 2010, you should contact a New Jersey Municipal Court appeal lawyer who can make a motion for reconsideration on your behalf to relieve you of this significant financial burden.