Does New Jersey Offer Hardship Licenses? | What to Know

Does New Jersey Offer Hardship Licenses? 

Many people are not aware of the consequences they can face for a DWI charge. One of the most impactful consequences may be the loss of your driving privileges. Read on to learn more about hardship licenses in New Jersey and what to do if you are charged with a DWI.

Why Would My License be Taken Away After a DWI?

When a person commits a traffic violation, they can face certain consequences as a result of their actions. These can vary depending on the violation. However, some offenses, such as a high BAC DWI, as well as several repeat violations, such as multiple DWI charges, can cause the driver to have their driver’s license suspended and their driving privileges revoked. This may means that this individual may no longer be able to drive to work, drive their kids to school, go grocery shopping, etc. 

Can I Get a Hardship License?

In certain states, when a person has their driver’s licenses suspended, they may qualify to receive a hardship license. This is a special license that allows drivers who have their licenses suspended to continue to drive under certain circumstances. This may include driving to work so that they are able to still make a living during this time. Unfortunately, New Jersey does not offer hardship licenses. 

What if I Drive With a Suspended License?

Hardship licenses are not available for drivers in the state of New Jersey who have had their licenses suspended or revoked. If a person has their license suspended or revoked, they are not able to drive under any circumstances. In the event that they are found violating the law again by continuing to drive anyway, they can face serious consequences as a result of their actions. This can include having a license revoked altogether, or even incarceration. 

If you are facing DWI charges in New Jersey, you will need the help of an experienced traffic violations attorney. Contact our firm today to speak with a dedicated attorney.

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