New Jersey Conditional & Hardship Licenses
I Need To Get To Work!
New Jersey Conditional or Hardship Licenses are available depending on the reason for your license suspension.
Every DWI client asks, “If I get a DWI & lose my license for three months, can I get a Conditional License for work?”
After you get arrested for a DWI or DUI, you are at risk of losing your license for a minimum of 3 months.
A hardship license would allow you to get to and from work.
Getting A Conditional Or Hardship License For A Drug Conviction
Under New Jersey law, your driving privilege will be suspended when you plead guilty or are found guilty of a drug crime.
However, if your license is suspended due to a drug conviction, you can ask the court to grant you a conditional or hardship license.
These types of licenses are granted when you can show that you will suffer a “great hardship” from losing your driving privileges.
For example, if you work far away and there’s no public transportation to get to work, a judge may grant a hardship license.
Sadly, the same reasoning does not apply when it comes to DWI convictions.
What If I have A DWI Conviction?
Many States offer limited driving privileges for people who get their license suspended.
For example, States like New York realize that if people don’t work, they cannot pay their bills and function. Unlike New York, New Jersey does not offer conditional or hardships licenses.
Once you lose your license, you cannot drive under any circumstances.
In New Jersey, after a DWI conviction, you are not allowed to drive your car one inch. If you get caught moving your car from one parking spot to another, you face terrible consequences.
New Jersey's Motor Vehicle Commission Does Not Offer These Types of Licenses
The Motor Vehicle Commission of New Jersey completely opposes conditional and hardship licenses.
As a result, you cannot drive until your privileges are restored.
If you are caught driving during the time your license is suspended, you may face incarceration.
Avoid the need for a conditional or Hardship License by fighting your dWI case
A DWI conviction can really complicate your life.
Although a DWI is not a criminal offense in New Jersey, the consequences are serious.
You will have to pay court costs & fees, participate in the IDRC, pay MVC surcharges, and suffer increased insurance premiums.
The best way to avoid the need for a conditional license in New Jersey is to fight your DWI case.
It may be your best shot at keeping your license.
Our New Jersey DWI lawyers are committed to fighting your DWI charges. You will benefit from our extensive DWI trial experience. Most importantly, we will be honest about your chances of winning your DWI case. We never guarantee results. However, we absolutely guarantee that we will aggressively fight for you!
Your DWI case is as important to us as it is to you because we understand that your driver’s license is your freedom. We love the fact that each DWI case is different and we welcome the challenge of each case. When you hire us, you will get complete access to us. We respond to all communications & love answering questions.
Our fees are reasonable and we offer payment plans. While other DWI lawyers in NJ charge insane fees, we offer reasonable flat fees. We appreciate how expensive a DWI conviction is. In addition to court fees & fines, your insurance will increase and you will have to DMV surcharges. We’re here to help you get through these difficult times.