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Accidents Involving Injury While Not Properly Licensed / Driver Must Have Caused Accident (Misdemeanor 2) 75-3742.1(a)

§ 3742.1. Accidents involving death or personal injury while not properly licensed.

Statutory Misdemeanor 2, plus potential forfeiture of vehicle, per Title 75 – §3742.1(b)(3)

Suspension of 1 year

 

§ 3742.1. Accidents involving death or personal injury while not properly licensed.

(a) Offense defined.–A person whose operating privilege was disqualified, canceled, recalled, revoked or suspended and not restored or who does not hold a valid driver’s license and applicable endorsements for the type and class of vehicle being operated commits an offense under this section if the person was the driver of any vehicle and caused an accident resulting in injury or death of any person.

(b) Penalties.–

(1) Except as otherwise provided in this section, any person violating subsection (a) commits a misdemeanor of the second degree.

(2) If the victim suffers serious bodily injury or death, any person violating subsection (a) commits a felony of the third degree.

(3) Any motor vehicle, as defined in section 102 (relating to definitions), used in the commission of an offense under this section may be deemed contraband and forfeited in accordance with the provisions set forth in 18 Pa.C.S. § 6501(d) (relating to scattering rubbish).

(c) Definitions.–(Deleted by amendment).

(Feb. 23, 1996, P.L.21, No.8, eff. 60 days; July 11, 1996, P.L.660, No.115, eff. imd.; Dec. 21, 1998, P.L.1126, No.151, eff. 60 days; Nov. 30, 2004, P.L.1667, No.211, eff. 60 days; Oct. 19, 2010, P.L.557, No.81, eff. 60 days)

2010 Amendment. Act 81 deleted subsec. (c). The preamble of Act 81 provided that Act 81 may be referred to as the Sgt. Michael C. Weigand Law.

2004 Amendment. Act 211 amended subsec. (a).