Driving is a privilege, one that we often take for granted. As a result, losing your driver’s license can have devastating effects. For example, many people drive to work every day. For people who do not have access to public transportation, driving is a necessity. In this case, losing your license may mean losing your ability to get to work and make money. In cases like this, some states offer conditional licenses. Read on to learn more.
Why would I lose my license?
If you have been charged with a DWI, you will lose your license for a period of time. The length of time will vary depending on your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) and past criminal history.
What is a Conditional License?
In some states, if you can prove that you will face extreme hardship resulting from the loss of your license, you may be able to obtain what is called a conditional license. This is a temporary license that will allow you to drive under certain circumstances. But, it cannot be used as a replacement for a regular driver’s license and strict rules apply.
Does New Jersey Offer a Conditional License After a DWI?
Unfortunately, New Jersey does not offer a conditional license for those charged with DWIs. If you are facing DWI charges, you will need the help of a skilled criminal defense attorney.
What if I Drive With a Suspended License?
Driving with a suspended license is a serious crime. If you have lost your license as a result of a DWI, and you continue to drive, you are ignoring court orders and endangering yourself and others on the road. This can lead to license revocation for up to 2 years, as well as a potential 90-day jail sentence. Additionally, you will most likely also face up to $250 in annual state surcharges for three consecutive years.
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