What Should You Do in Place of a Hardship License in New Jersey?
At some point in the not-so-distant past, a court suspended your driver’s license after a conviction for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Unfortunately, your responsibilities were not suspended along with your driving privileges. You have a job, family members and/or other people relying on you and your ability to drive. In other states, you could obtain a hardship license, allowing you to drive under certain conditions. However, the state of New Jersey does not offer hardship licenses. Once you lose your driving privileges, you can’t drive under any circumstances. If you face a license suspension, please read on, then contact an experienced Bergen County, NJ DWI attorney to learn what you should do in place of a hardship license in New Jersey.
What should you do in place of a hardship license in New Jersey?
Since the state of New Jersey does not offer hardship licenses, you will need to avoid driving by taking a taxi, bus or train from your home to your work, school or doctor’s office. If this is too prohibitive, you would be wise to reach out to a competent and skilled Bergen County, NJ traffic ticket attorney who will help get your charge reduced or dismissed on a technicality.
How can you defend against a DWI charge in New Jersey?
If your attorney knows the law and what is needed for a DWI charge to result in a conviction, he or she can undertake the following strategies:
- Issuing motions to suppress evidence from the traffic stop due to a lack of probable cause
- Suppressing breath test results that allegedly establish your intoxication
- Removing your statements regarding alcohol or drug use
- Raising reasonable doubts about the admissibility of any and all evidence
How can a Bergen County DWI attorney help you?
A qualified legal professional can make all the difference in whether or not you will get to retain your driving privileges. A conviction for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is always worth fighting to avoid criminal penalties and the other negative consequences associated with a conviction. Even a first-time DWI conviction could result in a license suspension, a hefty fine and a period of incarceration. Do not let your accusers set the terms. Give us a call today.
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