Can You Get A Hardship or Conditional License in New Jersey?

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At some point in the not-so-distant past, a court suspended your driver’s license after you were convicted of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Unfortunately, your responsibilities were not suspended along with your driving privileges. You have a job, family members and/or other people relying on you and your ability to drive. If this describes your situation, please read on, then contact an experienced Mercer County DUI lawyer to learn if you can get a hardship or conditional license in New Jersey.

Hardship or conditional license in New Jersey

A hardship or conditional license is a limited license granted to a driver whose license has been suspended or revoked due to an alcohol or drug related issue, allowing drivers who qualify for it to drive again under certain restrictions placed on the license by the court. However, the state of New Jersey does not offer hardship or conditional licenses at all. Once you lose your driving privileges, you can’t drive under any circumstances.

What should you do in place of a hardship or conditional license?

Since the state of New Jersey does not offer hardship or conditional licenses, you will need a competent and skilled Mercer County criminal defense lawyer who knows the law and what is required for a DUI charge to stick. A criminal defense attorney must be creative in helping you, the client, get your charge reduced or dismissed, usually on a technicality.

How can a Mercer County DUI lawyer help you?

A qualified legal professional can make all the difference in whether or not you will get to retain your driving privileges. Your attorney can undertake the following strategies:

  • Issuing motions to suppress evidence from the traffic stop due to a lack of probable cause
  • Suppressing breath test results that allegedly establish your intoxication
  • Removing your statements regarding alcohol or drug use
  • Raising reasonable doubts about the admissibility of any and all evidence

A conviction for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is always worth fighting to avoid criminal penalties and the other negative consequences associated with a conviction. Even a first time DUI conviction could result in a license suspension, a hefty fine and a period of incarceration. Do not let your accusers set the terms. Give us a call today.


Here at the Law Office of Douglas Herring, we believe that everyone accused of a crime is entitled to due process. No one facing a criminal matter should proceed without a competent attorney on their side. We are here to listen to your case, determine the best strategy going forward, and fight for your rights. Contact us today so we can get started. 

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