If an employment application asks if I have ever been convicted of a misdemeanor, do I have to say yes, since a DUI is considered traffic
New Jersey language can be confusing. We have all seen Jersey Shore so we know this is true.
Going Fishing = going out to pick up women, fist pump, GTL, you get the picture, confusing.
Jersey Lawyers don't use the terms "misdemeanors and felonies." In Jersey legal speak there are criminal offenses based on degrees (1st to 4th). Crimes have the potential of jail for over six months and non-criminal offenses are less than six months in jail.
The "lesser offenses" in NJ are all the NON criminal offenses: motor vehicle ie. the traffic offenses, disorderly persons offenses, and lastly municipal ordinance violations (ie. noise, dogs).
NJ DUI is a lesser offense, so it is NON criminal.
BUT big caveat, it will stay on your NJ driving history forever.
New Jersey "Traffic" Laws - Title 39
39:4-50. Driving While Intoxicated
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