22-Month ‘Fatal Accident’ Suspension Reduced to 30 Days

NJ MVC Administrative Suspensions are automatically issued for any accident where the NJ MVC deems a driver at fault for a fatality. In addition to the difficult process of coping with the consequences of such an unfortunate accident, these often-lengthy suspensions really kick a driver when they’re already down. Fortunately, an opportunity to hold a hearing and work to reduce this suspension term does exist, and a skilled attorney can help bring a proposed suspension for Fault in a Fatal Accident down dramatically. Last week, that’s exactly what we did for one particular client facing a 22-month proposed suspension, and we successfully negotiated that term down to a mere 30 days.

With Fatal Accident suspensions, the NJ MVC usually suspends a driver indefinitely, then holds a hearing within 30 days to determine the ultimate length of the suspension. In this particular case, we picked up the case early enough to postpone the pending suspension until a hearing could take place. That hearing was scheduled a few months into the new year.

Once we arrived at the Fatal Accident Unit (as the hearings are held at 1035 Parkway Avenue, Ewing, NJ 08625, NOT at the Trenton or Paterson MVC Hearing Offices), we proceeded to meet with the Supervising Driver Improvement Analyst to conduct the driver review. Given the driver’s history, our arguments as to fault, as well as the dire hardship that a 22 month loss of license would present to my client, the analyst agreed to reduce the suspension to a much more manageable 30 days.

The client was very pleased with the result, and can surely get back to her mental recovery without this excessive suspension weighing further on her mind.

If you or someone you know has been involved in a fatal accident and could face a suspension of their driving privileges in New Jersey, please do not hesitate to contact an experienced Fatal Accident Suspension Attorney such as the lawyers at the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall. We can be reached around the clock at 1 (877) 450-8301. Call today for a free, confidential, no-obligation case consultation.

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