License Suspension for Fault in Fatal Accident

License Suspension for Fault in a Fatal Accident Attorney

If in the unfortunate, you have been involved in a serious motor vehicle accident, you may also have received notice from New Jersey Motor Vehicles that your license would be suspended for a prolonged period of time, if not indefinitely. Aside from any personal or physical trauma that you may have suffered as a result, the prospect of a license suspension could cost you your job or livelihood as you know it. It is in your interest to seek out the experience and knowledge of a Motor Vehicle License Suspension Attorney before you take any action in your case.

If you or someone you love have been involved in a motor vehicle accident causing a fatality, your license to drive is at stake. Even if criminal charges were not pursued, NJ MVC may propose an indefinite license suspension. For immediate and experienced assistance with your license suspension issue, contact the attorneys at the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall. Our firm may be reach 24/7 at 1-877-450-8301.

Speeding Tickets Resulting in a Death or Serious Injury

Just recently we assisted an individual who was involved in a fatal accident where their car hydroplaned while exceeded the speed limit around a corner. While our client escaped with a few bumps and bruises, a third party was unfortunately lost as a result of the accident. While no criminal charges were pursued, our client was issued a proposed letter of suspension from New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission. The proposed suspension period was for an indefinite period of time. Thankfully we were able to negotiate a period far below the proposed suspension period trough use of subpoenaed documents from the police and authorities involved in responding to the accident. This is just one of the many examples of how our firm has handled these license suspension hearing cases.

Careless Driving Tickets Resulting in a Death or Serious Injury

When police are unable to visually witness a motor vehicle accident, they must rely on the testimony and statements of those people involved or near the scene. Typically, police will issue tickets for careless driving in these situations because they would be hard-pressed to prove anything else since they were not present. Where a motor vehicle accident occurs between two cars or a car and some median/phone pole, and police are not present during the accident, they will issue careless driving tickets to the driver/s involved. When a death results from the accident but only the driver is alive to testify, the State will likely be unable to pursue criminal charges and you will be left with the careless driving ticket. Nevertheless, MVC may attempt to suspend your license based solely on the fact that a life was lost in the accident. Our firm has experienced success in fighting these types of suspensions based solely on the fact that MVC lacks any true evidence to support taking your license. Contact our office at 1-877-450-8301 to speak with an attorney about how we can help you fight any NJ MVC proposed suspension.

Reckless Driving Tickets Resulting in a Death or Serious Injury

While Reckless Driving is considered a more serious traffic offense than Careless Driving, that does not mean that you must lose your license for an accidentally involving a fatality. Similar to the circumstances in a careless driving fatal accident, our firm can find the holes in MVC’s case and reduce any proposed suspension.

Driving While Intoxicated (“DWI”) Resulting in a Death or Serious Injury

A DWI resulting in Death or Serious Injury is one the most difficult criminal or motor vehicle hearing cases in New Jersey. Considering NJ’s stance on drunk driving, it should come as no surprise to you that both judges, prosecutors, and MVC hearing officers are intent on keeping drunk drivers off the roads. This is especially so when the driver causes an accident involving death or serious bodily injury. MVC will almost always seek to take away your license forever if you are involved in a DWI where a third party is killed or seriously injured. For more information on this devastating situation, contact our office immediately.


As you can clearly see, accidents involving a death or injury can have a severe impact on your driving privileges. For help in fighting MVC to keep your license intact, contact one of our New Jersey offices today and received your free consultation with an attorney at 1-877-450-8301.

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