Driving is a privilege not a right under the law. A driver's license, whether in New York or New Jersey, is not immediately granted but must be earned through application and testing. For all drivers, a license can be taken away based on their actions. For drivers using a provisional license, it can be taken away more easily.
At The Law Offices of Martin A. Kron, we have helped drivers charged with traffic violations in New York and New Jersey since 1986. The rules, restrictions and consequences vary greatly from one jurisdiction to the other, including from one county to another. We have you covered in all of them.
Don't let a traffic infraction slow you or your child down. Call our lawyers for help at 212-691-0175 or send us an email, and an attorney will contact you to schedule your free consultation.
The Definition Of 'Provisional' And The Restrictions Vary Between Jurisdictions
While the rules may vary between jurisdictions, one thing always stays the same. The court system treats any violation seriously when you have a provisional license. In many cases, it will not accept a plea to a no-point violation. The effects of a traffic violation during this period can be devastating, which is why you should consult an attorney as soon as possible.
Below are some basic guidelines for provisional licenses:
- In New York: A driver is considered probationary (has a junior license) until he or she turns 18. Specific restrictions depend on whether the child drives Upstate, in New York City or on Long Island. For example, drivers under the age of 17 or those who did not complete the state-approved course cannot drive in the five boroughs. Any violation can result in a 60-day license suspension.
- In New Jersey: A driver is considered probationary for the first two years after he or she receives a driver's license permit, and must have a valid decal on his or her car. A driver with two infractions totaling four or more points is required to complete the Probationary Driver Program. Failure to complete or conviction for another violation typically results in license suspension.
If your child is a provisional driver and has received a traffic violation, we encourage you to contact a lawyer at our office to learn more about your options and the ways to protect your child's driving record.
Contact Our Law Firm For Your Free Consultation
If you need help or have concerns regarding provisional license violations, contact The Law Offices of Martin A. Kron, by calling 212-691-0175 or completing the contact form on this website. We offer free initial consultations, and we charge reasonable fees for our services.