Got a DWI July 2012 and was found guilty in May 2013. The state I received the DWI in was NJ. Will be moving to Texas in 2016. Since NJ only reports the DWI as an infraction on your license (it is not a misdemeanor or a felony), how will this transfer to Texas that reports it as a misdemeanor? Will I receive a "NEW" misdemeanor? It would be best if a lawyer who is from NJ/TX or has experience with either state's DMV answer this question.
As long as your license is clear you should have no problem getting a Texas license. A criminal background check will only pick up the New Jersey charge. It will not be reclassified under Texas Law. The only issue you may have is if you are seeking any type of governmental licensing.
It will depend on what the paperwork from the NJ case looks like ane whether there are sufficient identifiers to tie the "conviction" to you, such as fingerprints and a photo. If you are charged with DWI here in Texas, you are advised to hire an experienced DWI attorney to assist you right away. Good luck!
You should be eligible for a Texas license. Where you may have some problems is if you are charged with a 2nd DWI the NJ case could be used to enhance the charge.
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