US Supreme Court Upholds Traffic Stop for Revoked License

On April 6, 2020, the United States Supreme Court decided Kansas v. Glover. In this case, the defendant was pulled over after the officer ran a license plate check on the vehicle, which revealed that the vehicle owner’s license was revoked. The defendant filed a motion to suppress arguing that the police lacked reasonable suspicion that the owner was in fact the one operating the vehicle at the time.

The case was appealed to the United States Supreme Court which ruled that it is reasonable for the police to infer that the registered owner of a vehicle is likely to be the driver when initiating a traffic stop.

However, there may be other defenses available to those charged with driving while revoked or suspended in New Jersey.

Charges for driving with a revoked or suspended license can lead to severe consequences in New Jersey. Depending on the circumstances, defendants can face further loss of license for a first offense and possible jail time for more serious cases.

If you have been charged with driving while suspended or revoked, it is important to speak with a dedicated defense attorney about which defenses may be available to you.

Call Jason T. Komninos, Esq. at (201) 343-4622 to schedule a consultation.