Moving to another state where DUI is an infraction not a misdemeanor

Asked about 1 year ago - Arlington, VA

I was convicted of a DUI about 3 years ago in VA, but I'm thinking about moving to New Jersey where a DUI is only a traffic infraction not a misdemeanor. If I'm allowed to obtain a NJ drivers license how will the DUI show up on my driving record as an infraction or as a misdemeanor ?

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  1. Rixon Charles Rafter III

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    Answered . FWIW, NJ doesn't deal with felonies and misdemeanors--they have criminal and non-criminal categories. DUI is non criminal (so my NJ attorney friends tell me) and their DUI stays on a drivers record forever.

    Penalities for DUI in NJ are just as hard as elswhere in the country http://www.nj.gov/mvc/Violations/dui.htm

    NOT LEGAL ADVICE. FOR EDUCATION AND INFORMATION ONLY. Mr. Rafter is licensed to practice in the Commonwealth of... more
  2. Patrick Joseph Casey

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    Answered . It will show up as a DUI on your record.

  3. Ethan Patrick Meaney

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    Answered . Yes it will show up.

    This is not intended as legal advice. No attorney / client relationship exists because of this response.
  4. Christopher Irvin Simser

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    Answered . It will show up as a DUI.

    NJ will not grant you a license until you have had your VA license restored, assuming that is your "home" state.

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