We are a family, a mom, dad, and brother that lost a son and brother respectively. We did not just face the loss of a son, but the complete and total breakdown of the criminal justice system here in Suffolk County New York. On October 11, 2006 our 18-year-old son Stephen was killed in a crash. Stephen was traveling east in the far right lane of Middle Country road. At the same time another individual was traveling west, he crossed over three traffic lanes and hit Stephen head on, Stephen died at the scene. The person that caused this was driving on a license that had multiple suspensions, he had no insurance, and we found out five months later that he was discovered to be in possession of marijuana at the hospital, but the police never ordered a toxicology test. This individual had accumulated 50 points on his license in four months, and was still driving. The points and suspensions / revocations were for two speeding violations in excess of 90 mph in a 55, two in excess of 80 mph in a 55. He also had assorted violations for unsafe lane changes, driving through a work zone, and so on. For the crash that claimed our sons life he was charged and pled guilty to violating NYS VTL 511 (Aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle) VTL 319 (Uninsured operation of a vehicle) and possession of marijuana. He paid $650.00 in fines and was sentenced to 140 hours of community service. We now know that he did not serve the community service at all, and the DA and the court now tells us that there is nothing they can do. In our case the entire criminal justice system failed, and failed miserably. We have been working for the past three years to have new laws enacted in New York, that would make it a felony crime if someone driving on a suspended / revoked license causes injury or death. It is our goal to aide those who fall victim to illegal and dangerous drivers. We will never turn someone away because they fall outside our specific area of knowledge, as we were. If we feel that there is an organization that is better able to help you we will help you to make contact with them. Please try to understand that we are doing this in addition to our full time jobs, it is our hope that in the near future we will start a not for profit so that we will be available all the time.