New Jersey isn’t playing around when it comes to unlicensed drivers, or those whose licenses are suspended, driving on our roads.
The act itself is punished with heavy fines, but in the event that an unlicensed or suspended driver gets into an accident where another person dies, that driver is facing felony charges.
Under N.J.S.A. 2C:40-22(a), Causing Death While Driving Suspended/Unlicensed, you’ll be charged with a crime of the third degree. This means that if you’re convicted, you’ll face a prison sentence of three to five years, fines up to $15,000, and you’ll have a felony record.
You’ll also be disqualified from obtaining a driver’s license for a period of one year after your sentence ends. These charges will not exclude any other offenses you may be charged with in relation to the accident, like drunk driving or traffic violations.
Causing Death While Driving Suspended/Unlicensed is an extremely serious matter. If you’ve been charged with causing a death while driving under suspension, you need experienced legal help as soon as possible. Call Matthew Reisig today at 732-385-3339 to talk to an experienced New Jersey criminal defense attorney for free.