When a person has committed a driving infraction, whether it be reckless driving, a DWI, or any other violation that would result in a license suspension, they are going to struggle with getting to and from work, the supermarket, doctor’s appointments, and anywhere else they need to be. Though inconvenient, it is enforced to encourage drivers not to commit further violations if and when they are able to legally drive again.
In some states, when a person has had their driver’s license suspended, they will be able to qualify for what is known as a hardship license. For example, drivers in New York State who have had their driver’s license suspended due to a drug or alcohol violation may take an Impaired Driver Program and be granted a conditional license. This may simply allow the person to only drive to and from work or school.
As convenient as hardship licenses are, they are not an option for drivers in New Jersey who have had their licenses suspended or revoked. If your license has been suspended for any reason, you should absolutely not drive under any circumstances. If you are caught driving without a valid license, you could face serious consequences and may have your license revoked altogether. Do not operate any motor vehicle until you have received official written confirmation from the Motor Vehicle Commission stating that your privileges to drive are restored. If you need the assistance of an experienced attorney after a traffic violation, contact our firm today.