If you’re a commercial driver who has been convicted of DUI in New Jersey, you’re facing a mandatory one-year loss of your CDL.
If you’ve had prior convictions, your CDL will be gone for good.
Those are the penalties in New Jersey, but the good news is that there may be ways to challenge the facts of your case even after a conviction.
By using an application for post-conviction relief, it may be possible to assert flaws in the original case, violations of your rights, or to attack the conviction on the basis of ineffective counsel.
Whatever the grounds, if the application for PCR is successful, the court may be forced to vacate the conviction entirely, leaving your CDL intact.
Judges are not eager to have old cases re-opened, but in the interest of justice, such petitions are legal and can be quite effective.
You should consult with an experienced DUI and post-conviction relief attorney before attempting to overturn your conviction.
Attorney Matthew Reisig has almost two decades of experience helping New Jersey drivers retain and regain their licenses after a DUI.
Call 732-625-9660 today for a free consultation with an experienced New Jersey DUI/DWI attorney.