The state of Florida has some of the strictest regulations regarding habitual traffic offenders (HTO). In the state of Florida, driving as a HTO is considered a felony, which carries severe consequences. The Traffic Law Firm can save your license and help you get back on the road.
At The Traffic Law Firm, our top rated Orlando habitual traffic offense attorneys have the experience and skill to represent you, as we have for many other drivers throughout Central Florida. If you were designated a Florida habitual traffic offender, or are worried you might be one in the near future, contact our team of experienced HTO lawyers. We will aggressively fight your case in court and reinstate your driver’s license.
What can cause me to be labeled as a habitual traffic offender?
The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicle can label you an HTO for a variety of reasons as described in Florida Statutes 322.264 which include:
- Three of the following violations in a 5-year period
- Vehicular manslaughter;
- Use of a vehicle in committing a felony;
- Driving with a suspended or revoked driver’s license;
- Failure to stop and render aid after an accident; or
- Driving while under the influence (DUI, DWI).
- 15 moving violations within a 5-year period
Can my habitual traffic offender classification be withdrawn?
Yes. Under Florida law, you may be eligible to reopen traffic convictions that were entered within the last two years. By doing so, our traffic defense lawyers may be able to get some of the convictions that pushed you into habitual traffic offender status reversed, dismissed, or reduced to a lesser offense. This could result in your habitual traffic offender designation being withdrawn.
To protect yourself against being classified as a habitual traffic offender in Florida, you should take proactive measures to protect your rights. Whether you have a history of speeding tickets, a reckless driving charge, or any other traffic offenses, an experienced Orlando traffic defense lawyer can help.
At The Traffic Law Firm, we are proud to be Central Florida’s preferred traffic defense law firm. Whether you have already received a habitual traffic offender letter or you are concerned that you are close to reaching HTO status, our legal team is here to assist you in the following ways:
What are the penalties and consequences of being classified as a habitual traffic offender?
In the state of Florida, an HTO classification leads to a 5-year suspension of your driver's license. Driving while under HTO classification has severe penalties. That is why it is so important to hire an experienced habitual traffic offender lawyer when you are facing a HTO classification. The Traffic Law Firm will help you get back on the road.
Driving as a HTO is considered a felony in the state of Florida. You face a prison sentence of up to five years, and fines up to $5000.