The Supreme Court granted a petition for certification in the case, State v. Rodriguez, earlier this month, on Aug. 1. The April 2018 decision affirmed lower court rulings allowing five Camden County drivers who had been convicted of the fourth-degree offense of driving while suspendedto satisfy their jail sentences in this way.
The Appellate Division held that intermittent sentences, such as Friday night through Sunday, allow those drivers to continue to be employed, assuring continued salary and benefits such as health insurance, and to continue to take care of their families.
***In a related issue, the Appellate Division last month decided that intermittent jail service was “not an option” for those sentenced to jail on multiple drunken-driving offenses.
As you can see driving while suspended, especially for a D.U.I. can have serious consequences, and you should have an attorney who is experienced in these issues. I have over 25 years experience with D.U.I. and Driving While Suspended cases. If you or a family member have been charged, call me for a free consultation. I'll explain the charges and how I can help you.
All the Best!
RANDY C. REDDEN