New Jersey takes DWIs very seriously. As a result, it is important to fully understand the consequences. One major consequence you can face for a DWI charge is the loss of your license. Read on to learn more about conditional licenses in New Jersey.
Why Would I Lose my License?
Traffic violations come with certain consequences. Some offenses, as well as several repeat offenses, can result in the suspension or revocation of a driver’s license. If you are charged with a DWI, you will lose your license for a period of time. The amount of time your license will be suspended depends on various factors, including your BAC and prior offenses. Losing driving privileges can impact a person’s life in a variety of important ways. This can impede their ability to get to work, drive their children, etc.
What is a Conditional License?
If you have been charged with a DWI, you will lose your license for a period of time. 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. An example of hardship may be that you live far from work and there is no public transportation available, therefore, the loss of your license would prevent you from making a living. This is a temporary license that will allow you to drive to and from work. 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. New Jersey takes DWIs extremely seriously. 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?
Individuals who have lost their licenses cannot drive until their driving privileges have been officially reinstated. If you are caught driving during the time your license is suspended, you will face serious consequences. Some potential consequences include the permanent loss of your license or even incarceration.
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