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Court allows Jail and Suspension on Careless Driving


Today, the App Div. in State v Palma (approved for publication) decided that both the Moran factors and the Criminal Code agg and mitigating factors (State v Henry) apply to a judge's decision to give a suspension and jail on
a 4-97. I would have said that the court required willful conduct under Moran (but what do I know) . Here a def was charged with only careless, no reckless, no DWI or texting or anything. However, the victim was dragged
under the defs SUV and later died. The Co Pros reviewed but no criminal charges arose. The case was remanded for further findings. 

Jeff Gold

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