The Law on
Points in NJ
How Do I Get Points:
If you are convicted of a moving violation in New Jersey or even
out of state but you are a New Jersey Driver, MVC will penalize
you by adding points to your driving record. You will only get
points on your record for moving violations - points are not
assessed for parking and other violations. A table is provided
for more information on the number of points earned for specific
violations click here.
How do points affect you?
If you get six or more points within three years on your current
driving record, you will be assessed a surcharge. This bill will
be sent to you once per year from the Motor Vehicle
Commission. If you fail to pay the surcharge your license will be
If you get 12 or more points on your current driving record, your
license will be suspended.
If you are suspended you will receive a notice of scheduled
suspension by mail.
Getting points on your license in most cases will increase your
insurance rates. Usually the cost of attorney representation to
eliminate these points will be less than your first year
insurance costs. Call 1-800-9-RIGHTS and set up an
appointment to speak with one of our experienced NJ traffic court
lawyers. The call is free but the savings could be thousands of
dollars over the next several years.
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