Overturning Prior Convictions
Experienced New Jersey DWI Defense Attorney
While at first you might think it is impossible to reverse a prior DWI
conviction, there is actually a procedure in the law which does allow
such a reversal in limited circumstances. Although the process is complicated,
the results can be worth it. Our DWI lawyer at the
Law Offices of Christopher L. Baxter has helped numerous clients seek and achieve an overturned conviction
to protect their future.
Post-Conviction Relief for DWI
The law allows for a person previously convicted of a DWI violation to
petition the court for post-conviction relief ("PCR"). When
an individual applies for PCR, you are basically asking the court to reopen
your case and vacate the original finding of guilt. In certain circumstances,
the previous conviction will be vacated or a court order may be entered
preventing any new judge from using the old conviction for sentencing
purposes. This is critical if you have prior DWI convictions and are facing
enhanced penalties such as additional driver's license loss or mandatory
When applying for a post-conviction relief, you can expect:
- A lawyer will have to obtain all records from your previous case and transcripts
from trial / sentencing.
- Our firm can advise you whether you have an appropriate ground on which
to make a PCR application.
- If you are successful, your prior DWI conviction could be reopened and
The PCR procedure is complicated and many attorneys do not understand it
or refuse to do it. Our firm has successfully handled such complicated
PCR matters for our clients.
Learn how we can help with your PCR matter.
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If you believe you have a DWI conviction which warrants a review and examination
for possible post-conviction relief, you should contact a DWI attorney
immediately. There are significant time limitations within which a PCR
application can be filed and we can help you through the process.
Contact our DWI defense team and let's discuss your goals.