Can I get my drivers license back if I file for bankruptcy?

Oct 17, 2018 | Bankruptcy

You can get your driver’s license back if you declare either a chapter 7 or chapter 13 bankruptcy

Bankruptcy will not always cure a Suspended Driver’s License

If you never had a license and then started getting tickets for driving without a license and other violations, will not allow you to be issued a license. A suspension for DWI will not be cured by filing for bankruptcy, however, if your license is suspended for not paying the surcharges associated with the fines, then bankruptcy can help.

How does filing for bankruptcy affect the surcharges that I owe?

If you filed for a chapter 7 bankruptcy or a chapter 13 and are granted a discharge. The NJ Surcharge Administration should write-off the entire balance on all pre-petition event violations.  However, you will be responsible for any violations you incurred after filing bankruptcy.  If your bankruptcy case is dismissed, you will be responsible for the entire unpaid balance of your surcharge account.

If you have specific questions about your license suspension and if filing for bankruptcy will help, contact a Bankruptcy Attorney to go over all of your options.  Call 973-200-1111 to speak with an attorney or email to set up an appointment or have your questions answered by email.

The Law Offices of Patel & Cardenas

Why Choose Us?

Free Initial Consultations

Multilingual Attorneys

Thousands of Clients Served

Focus On Quality Client Care

Call us

(973) 542-9407