Driving a motor vehicle in New Jersey during a period of license suspension for a DWI or DUI is a criminal offense, but recent changes in the New Jersey statute can result in weekend sentencing…
Driving While Suspended for DWI or DUI Can Result in a Criminal Offense
N.J.S.A. 2C:40-26 Criminal Driving While Suspended for DWI/DUI
Recent Changes in the Sentencing of Criminal Driving While Suspended Convictions
In New Jersey, if you have been charged and convicted of driving while intoxicated (DWI) or driving under the influence (DUI) your driver’s license may be suspended. Under the New Jersey statute N.J.S.A. 2C:40-26, a second conviction for driving while your license is suspended is a Fourth Degree crime, i.e. if you are caught driving while your license is suspended for a DWI/DUI you may be charged with the criminal offense of Criminal Driving While Suspended. This offense can result in a 180-day jail term.
DWI and criminal law attorney, Greg S. Gargulinski wrote the article “Weekend Sentencing for Criminal Driving While Suspended Convictions” about a recent change in the mandatory criminal sentencing of New Jersey statutes N.J.S.A. 2C:40-26, Criminal Driving While Suspended. In the past, the criminal sentencing was a mandatory jail term of 180 days that had to be served consecutively. An excerpt of Greg’s article highlights that the recent changes in N.J.S.A. 2C:40-26 can result in weekend(s) sentencings:
“…subject to the sentencing Judge’s discretion, a violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:40-26 could be served over the course of several weekends in the County Jail.”
If you have been charged with a violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:40-26 or any other offense under the New Jersey Motor Vehicle or Criminal Code please contact Criminal Law Partner Greg S. Gargulinski, Esq.
Read the full DWI article “Weekend Sentencing for Criminal Driving While Suspended Convictions” by Greg Gargulinski on www.demlplaw.com
About the Author
Greg S. Gargulinski is an attorney and partner with the law firm of Davison, Eastman, Muñoz, Lederman & Paone. Greg’s legal practice includes the representation of clients in matters involving DWI, DUI, criminal law, and municipal court defense.