DWI charges are incredibly serious. Driving while intoxicated endangers the driver, their passengers, and all others on the road. As a result, DWI charges carry heavy penalties. One of these penalties will be the loss of your license. Read on to learn more about New Jersey’s policies when it comes to hardship licenses.
Why Would My License be Taken Away?
When a person receives a traffic violation, the purpose is to deter them from engaging in this behavior in the future. However, there are many cases in which people go out on the road again and commit the same violation or another type. When a person has multiple traffic violations on their record, they can be at risk for the suspension of their license. This can impact a person’s life in many ways. It can interfere with their ability to get to work, drive their children, etc.
Can I Get a Hardship License?
There are a variety of states that will allow a person to receive a special type of license in the event that theirs is suspended due to traffic violations. This license is commonly known as a hardship license. When a driver is issued a hardship license, it allows them to have certain driving privileges while their standard license is suspended. In order to obtain one, they will have to prove that the loss of their license will cause significant hardship, such as the ability to get to work and make a living. It is important to note that a hardship license cannot be used as a replacement for a regular license, and it carries strict rules.
It is important to be aware that the state of New Jersey does not offer this license to its residents when they have their license suspended. Individuals facing these situations are prohibited from driving a vehicle until their license is reinstated. If they choose to drive anyway, thus violating the law again, they can face further consequences in addition to the possibility of having their license revoked for good or even incarceration.
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