If you have received a letter in the mail stating that your license is going to be suspended for 5 years as a Florida habitual traffic offender, you are probably wondering what you can do to stop this. First, you need to understand what is going on and why your license is being suspended for 5 years. Second, you need to find out if you have any unpaid traffic tickets in Jacksonville or anywhere else. Third, you should contact a Jacksonville drivers license lawyer about stopping the Florida drivers license suspension or reinstating your suspended Florida drivers license. You may call (904) 564-2525 to speak with an experienced lawyer in Jacksonville.
Florida Statute Section 322.264 is the Florida Suspended Drivers License Law that applies to habitual traffic offenders.If you have three convictions with in five years for the offenses listed below, you will become a habitual traffic offender:
1. Jacksonville Driving Under the Influence or DUI or DWI;
2. Vehicular manslaughter;
3. Committing a felony with a car or other motor vehicle;
4. Jacksonville leaving the scene of an accident with death or serious bodily injury;
5. Driving a commercial vehicle without a Florida commercial drivers license; and
6. Jacksonville driving on a suspended or revoked license.
You may also be a Florida habitual traffic offender if you are adjudicated guilty of 15 moving violations within five years. The letter that you received in the mail will tell you the reason for your habitual traffic offender or HTO drivers license suspension.
If you are a habitual traffic offender, make sure that you do not have any unpaid Florida speeding tickets or other traffic citations. If you do, tell your Jacksonville drivers license lawyer about this. Paying the tickets could put points on your drivers license. Not paying the tickets will cause your license to be suspended indefinitely. Let your attorney know if there is anything out there.
Call an attorney to go through your options. You can try to obtain a hardship license, but this is not available to you unless your Florida drivers license has been suspended for a year and you have not been caught driving for one year. A Jacksonville FL attorney with experience may be able to help you even if you are not eligible for a hardship license yet. Contact 20 Miles Law to find out about a Florida Habitual Traffic Offender Drivers License.