Tuesday, October 28, 2014



39:5-3          30 days Statute of Limitations except as posted below
39:3-12        Illegal obtaining DL - 1 year Statute of Limitations
39:3-34        App. for DL while SUS - 1 year Statute of Limitations
39:3-37        False App. - 1 year Statute of Limitations
39:4-129      Leaving the scene of accident - 1 year Statute of Limitations
39:10-24      Misrepresentation on title - 1 year Statute of Limitations
39:3-40        Driving while suspended DWS - 90 days Statute of   
39:4-50        DWI - 90 days Statute of Limitations
39:6B-2        No Insurance - 6 months Statute of Limitations
39: 5-31       DMV Director of Magistrate can revoke license for willful       
                    violations even if Statute of Limitations has passed

Statute of Limitations: Criminal and Traffic

Disorderly person criminal offenses - 1 year.  This means the Complaint must be signed within one year of the offense.  It does not mean the Complaint must be served on the defendant, or that the trial must be held within 1 year.

Indictable Criminal Penalties [Felony Type]     7 year Statute of Limitations
                          & nbsp; Jail                       Fine                      Probation
1st Degree          10-20 years         $200,000                [presumption of jail]
2nd Degree         5-10 years           $150,000                [presumption of jail]
3rd Degree          3-5 years             $15,000                  1 year-5 years
4th Degree          0-18 months        $10,000                  1 year-5 years

There are many other penalties that the court must impose in criminal cases.  There are dozens of other penalties a court can impose, depending on the type of matter.

If you or a family member are charged with a criminal offense, you should retain an experienced criminal attorney to argue to reduce the penalties!

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