If you have been ticketed or arrested in the Orlando area for a Habitual Traffic Offender charge in Violation of Florida Statute 322.264, the attorneys of Finebloom & Haenel may be able to help you.
“Habitual Traffic Offenders” are commonly called “HTO” drivers. You are considered habitual if you have three of any combination of thee offenses within a five year period:
- Voluntary or involuntary manslaughter resulting from the operation of a motor vehicle;
- Any felony in the commission of which a motor vehicle is used;
- Driving a motor vehicle while his or her license is suspended or revoked;
- Failing to stop and render aid as required under the laws of this state in the event of a motor vehicle crash resulting in the death or personal injury of another; or
- Driving a commercial motor vehicle while his or her privilege is disqualified.
If you have fifteen convictions for moving traffic offenses for which points may be assessed.
If the only reason your license has been suspended is for failure to pay fines or costs, the HTO status is a first degree misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in the county jail.
If your HTO status is for any other reason, it is a third degree felony punishable by up to 5 years in a Florida prison.
Felony driving convictions carry the same stigmas as any other felony. This means you can be turned down for jobs, lose your civil rights or be denied housing. Don’t accept these penalties without discussing your defense with an attorney who knows the law. The attorneys of Fineboom & Haenel have defended hundreds of driving cases. They know the best ways to obtain the most favorable outcome for your situation. Don’t delay.
The attorneys of Finebloom & Haenel are available for consultation 24/7. Call us now at 407-218-6277.