NJ stops suspending licenses for small crimes, not paying fines

New Jersey law no longer requires the mandatory suspension of driver’s licenses for misdemeanor offenses, drug convictions or failing to pay fines.

Gov. Phil Murphy on Friday signed the law repealing the mandatory license suspensions, calling it a matter of fairness.

“Driver’s licenses suspensions for reasons unrelated to moving offenses are often overly punitive and can have a disproportionate financial impact on many working-class and minority families,” Murphy said. “A stronger and fairer New Jersey includes adapting our laws to support working families and not act against them.”

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