Habitual Traffic Offenders
If a person accumulates four major traffic convictions (including those from other jurisdictions) or a combination of 12 minor and major convictions in a five-year period, they are identified as a habitual traffic offender.
Major offenses include:
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs (DUI)
- Eluding an officer while operating a vehicle
- Reckless driving
- Voluntary or involuntary manslaughter resulting from the operation of a motor vehicle
- A felony conviction in which a vehicle was used
- Driving a motor vehicle while your license is suspended or revoked
- Failure to render aid in the event of a motor vehicle crash resulting in the death or personal injury of another person
If the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) determines that you are a habitual traffic offender, your driver’s license will be suspended for five years. If you do not have a driver’s license, then your ability to obtain a license will become revoked for the same time period. After your license has been suspended for at least a minimum of 12 months, you may petition the DHSMV for reinstatement on a restricted basis. A restricted basis will allow you to drive to and from your place of employment or education.Helping Habitual Traffic Offenders in Florida
Attorney Robert G. Whittel aggressively defends habitual traffic offender cases in the state of Florida. He will take a look at your driving record and decide what can be done to get your license back. By acting immediately, he will fight to keep any more points from being put on your record. Attorney Robert G. Whittel will also help file any petitions with the court and will represent you and your case before a judge if needed. He is highly experienced and is familiar with all current Florida DHSMV laws.
Have you been labeled as a habitual traffic offender in Florida? Contact us immediately!