Habitual Traffic Offender
Attorney in Orlando, Florida
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If you or a loved one has been charged with driving while your license was suspended, or is a habitual traffic offender, there's no time to waste getting legal representation on your side. At Z Law Firm, our Orlando lawyer has nearly 2 decades of experience and knows how to effectively handle criminal traffic cases. We will fight to protect your rights and freedoms and will seek a favorable result on your behalf.
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What Offenses Can Lead to An HTO Designation?
Pursuant to Florida Statute § 322.264, if you're convicted of any of the following offenses during a 5-year period, the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles will label you as a habitual traffic offender (HTO):
Voluntary or involuntary vehicular manslaughter
Driving under the influence (DUI)
Felony with use of an automobile in commission
Driving a vehicle while license suspended or revoked
Failing to stop and render aid in a vehicle accident resulting in the death or injury of another (leaving the scene of an accident)
Driving a commercial vehicle with a disqualified license
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What Are the Penalties for An HTO Offense?
If you are stopped by a law enforcement officer and are found to be operating a motor vehicle while your driving privileges are suspended as a habitual traffic offender, you will find yourself facing a third-degree felony charge.
A conviction could result in severe penalties, including:
Up to $5,000 in fines;
Up to 5 years of probation; and/or
Up to 5 years in prison
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Have you been accused of driving while your license was suspended, or are you a habitual traffic offender? Our Orlando attorney will provide the personalized attention you need to develop a unique strategy for your particular situation. We will work relentlessly on your behalf to fight your charges.