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26

THE HABITUAL TRAFFIC OFFENDER: FLORIDA TRAFFIC LAWS- CALL THE LAW FIRM OF TROY & SCHWARTZ, LLC MIAMI LAWYERS 305-279-4740

Drivers find themselves find themselves in trouble, when they commit three offenses of certain designated violations within a 5-year period to become “habitual traffic offenders” (HTO).  This status often means fines, penalties, and increased insurance costs.  You can avoid this type of classification by getting legal advice before paying any traffic citation.

What Does Habitual Offender Status Do?

When you are designated a habitual offender, Florida DHSMV will send you a letter informing you of the designation and informing you that you will be revoked for at least five years.  At this point, it is important for you to contact an attorney.

When is Habitual Traffic Offender Status Triggered?

In Florida, someone is considered a “habitual traffic offender ” if they have specific types of traffic convictions.  If you have three or more of any of the following convictions in a five-year period, then you are considered a habitual offender.

. Voluntary or involuntary manslaughter

. Any felony that involves the use of a motor vehicle

. Driving a motor vehicle when you are not qualified to do so

. Driving under the influence

For Driving While License Suspended or Revoked  (DWLSR) cases, even when not convicted, it may count as one of your three strikes.

Many people do not even realize that they are considered a habitual offender until they get a notice in the mail from the DHSMV.  Even after you get this notice,  you should contact a lawyer to discuss.

Fighting Back Against Habitual Offender Status

Most people ill-advisedly just pay the fine, not knowing they are getting a “strike” against their license.  If you think you may be on the edge of habitual offender status, it is a good ides to contact an attorney.

Depending on the timing of your charges, you may be able to set aside prior convictions.  Taking off just one of those convictions can often help you remove your habitual offender status.

Get the Legal Help You Need

THE LAW FIRM OF TROY & SCHWARTZ 305-279-4740. OFFICE IN MIAMI, can help you deal with traffic convictions that put you in habitual offender status.  Losing your license for five years and having increased insurance costs can put a severe financial strain on you and your family.  CALL TODAY- 305-279-4740.

Posted in Uncategorized on March 26,2019 11:03 AM