If your driver’s license was revoked or suspended as a result of a DUI or DWI charge, it is crucial that you speak with an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible to discuss your options and to determine whether or not you are entitled to a hardship license. Our skilled New Jersey criminal defense attorneys are prepared to fight for your rights. Continue reading to learn more about hardship licenses.
What is a hardship license?
A hardship license permits those who have a suspended or revoked license as a result of a DUI or DWI charge to drive to essential places. Typically, those who are awarded a hardship license are able to prove that they are facing extreme hardship in their everyday life without their ability to drive. Individuals who have a hardship license will have the ability to drive, but with restrictions. For example, they may be permitted to drive to work, school, or doctor’s appointments, but not the mall.
Can I receive a hardship license in New Jersey?
Despite many states in the U.S. offering hardship license, New Jersey does not. A New Jersey driver who has their license revoked or suspended is not permitted to drive unless their privileges have been returned. In New Jersey, a driver can lose their license for a minimum of three months.
What are the reasons for license suspensions?
The following are the possible penalties for driving with a suspended or revoked license in New Jersey:
First Offense: Extension to a license suspension that cannot exceed six months and a fine of $500
Second Offense: Possible imprisonment in the county jail for no longer than five days, possible extension of license suspension by up to six months, and a fine of $750
Third Offense: 10 days in county jail, possible extension of license suspension for up to six months, and a fine of $1,000
If you have a suspended or revoked license as a result of a DUI or DWI charge, it is in your best interest to retain the services of an experienced criminal defense attorney for representation. Our firm is equipped to help you and discuss your options.
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If you are facing criminal charges in New Jersey, you need strong legal defense. Contact the Law Office of Carl Spector for dedicated representation. With over 30 years of experience as both a prosecutor and criminal defense attorney, he offers a unique perspective on how both sides think, and how to best approach each aspect of the case. When your future is on the line, don’t settle for less than the best possible legal representation. Contact an experienced New Jersey criminal defense attorney who will aggressively fight for you. Call today for a free confidential consultation. Let our experience work for you.