Under New Jersey law, your driving privilege will be suspended when you plead guilty or are found guilty of a drug crime.
However, if your license is suspended due to a drug conviction, you can ask the court to grant you a conditional or hardship license.
These types of licenses are granted when you can show that you will suffer a “great hardship” from losing your driving privileges.
For example, if you work far away and there’s no public transportation to get to work, a judge may grant a hardship license.
Sadly, the same reasoning does not apply when it comes to DWI convictions.