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The Spodek Law Group understands how delicate high-profile cases can be, and has a strong track record of getting positive outcomes. Our lawyers service a clientele that is nationwide. With offices in both LA and NYC, and cases all across the country - Spodek Law Group is a top tier law firm.

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Accidents Resulting in Death or Serious Injury of Another

By Spodek Law Group | February 14, 2023

License Suspension for Involvement in Accidents Resulting in Death

When tragedy strikes and an accident results in the death of another driver, passenger, or pedestrian, it is crucial to understand the legal ramifications that may follow. At Spodek Law Group, our experienced attorneys, led by Attorney Todd Spodek, have the knowledge and expertise necessary to guide you through this difficult process.

Upon receiving notification of an accident resulting in death, the Motor Vehicle Commission director must be notified within 72 hours by the investigating officer. In cases where the accident involved an alleged violation of speeding in excess of 20 miles per hour over the authorized speed limit, driving while intoxicated, careless driving, reckless driving, or leaving the scene of an accident, the director may issue a preliminary license suspension without holding a hearing.

This preliminary suspension takes effect as soon as it is issued and can last up to 45 days until the final (plenary) hearing takes place. This can cause additional stress for drivers already dealing with the emotional aftermath of such a tragic event. However, our skilled attorneys at Spodek Law Group can help.

Preliminary Motor Vehicle Hearing for Accidents Resulting in Death or Serious Injury

If you are facing a suspension due to an accident resulting in death or serious injury, you have the right to request a preliminary hearing. This request must be received no later than 10 days from the date on which the notice of suspension was mailed to you, and a preliminary hearing must be scheduled by the MVC no more than 15 days from the date of the request.

During the preliminary hearing, an administrative law judge will hear witness testimony, review documents, and consider the driver’s history, related summonses, and police reports. The driver and their attorney may also present oral arguments. Based on these factors, the judge will determine whether the preliminary suspension should remain in effect until a final decision can be made at a plenary hearing.

At Spodek Law Group, we understand the importance of a preliminary hearing, and our experienced attorneys will work tirelessly to ensure that you are prepared to present the strongest case possible.

Final Motor Vehicle Hearing for Accidents Resulting in Death or Serious Injury

Following the preliminary hearing, the Commission must decide on the final term of suspension for any accident resulting in death or serious injury. The driver will receive a Notice of Proposed Final Suspension, and our attorneys at Spodek Law Group can help you submit a request for a plenary hearing.

At the plenary hearing, all facts and circumstances related to the offense will be considered, including the seriousness of injuries sustained by persons involved in the accident and the interest of public safety. Our attorneys will use their expertise to present a compelling argument on your behalf.

Losing a license can be a devastating blow, especially in cases involving a tragedy. At Spodek Law Group, we understand the emotional toll this can take on individuals and families. Our attorneys are committed to providing you with the highest level of professionalism and support during this difficult time.

Experienced Representation for Accidents Resulting in Death

At Spodek Law Group, we have extensive experience representing clients facing license suspension due to an accident resulting in death. Our attorneys have a deep understanding of the law and will work diligently to ensure that your rights are protected throughout the entire process.

We use emotionally charged language to effectively convey the severity of the situation and show our commitment to achieving the best possible outcome for our clients. Our attorneys understand the devastating impact an accident resulting in death can have on a person’s life, and we are dedicated to providing compassionate and effective legal representation to those in need.

Tables to Help Visualize Information

To help you better understand the timeline and process of a license suspension following an accident resulting in death or serious injury, we have included a table below. This table outlines the key deadlines and events involved in the process.


Event Deadline
Investigating officer reports accident to MVC director Within 72 hours of accident
Director issues preliminary license suspension Immediately upon alleged violation
Driver requests preliminary hearing No later than 10 days from notice of suspension
Preliminary hearing scheduled by MVC No more than 15 days from request
Plenary hearing requested by driver Upon receipt of Notice of Proposed Final Suspension


Our attorneys at Spodek Law Group will guide you through each step of the process and work tirelessly to ensure that your rights are protected. We understand the gravity of the situation and will provide you with the highest level of professional representation. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn more about how we can help you navigate this difficult time.

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