Can I Receive a Hardship License in New Jersey?

In the state of New Jersey, law enforcement and the courts work hard to keep the roads safe for drivers. It is because of this that those who violate the rules of the road can receive a traffic violation, which is meant to encourage them to stop any future poor behavior. However, there are some cases in which a driver can lose their license and driving privileges. This prohibits them from operating a vehicle. Continue reading below to learn more and contact an experienced New Jersey traffic violations attorney if you are dealing with these matters.

Why Would My License be Taken Away?

Traffic violations come with certain consequences as a result of breaking the law. The exact consequences can vary depending on the offense. Some offenses, as well as several repeat offenses, can result in the suspension or revocation of a driver’s license. This can impact a person’s life in a variety of ways, as it can impede their ability to get to work, drive their children, etc. While it is inconvenient, the law has this system in place to hopefully encourage drivers to make better decisions in the future. 

Can I Get a Hardship License?

Sometimes, depending on the state, a person may be eligible to receive a special kind of license if theirs is suspended. This is referred to as a hardship license. With this, individuals who have their driving privileges suspended are allowed to drive under certain circumstances, such as going to work. However, it is important to be aware that the state of New Jersey does not offer this license to individuals who are facing license suspension or revocation. Those facing these situations are prohibited from driving until their license is reinstated. If they are found violating the law by operating a vehicle anyway, they can face an entirely different set of consequences and possibly have their license revoked entirely. 

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