Habitual Traffic Offenders

Sarasota DUI Attorney

There are a number of reasons why you may have your license suspended. Being convicted of certain crimes, failure to pay restitutions or child support, and traffic violations are all reasons why your license may be suspended. After each traffic violation, points will be added to your record. After you accumulate a certain amount of points, you may have your license suspended. A suspended license can affect your life in many ways, and can hinder your ability to travel and to get where you need to go. Contact the best DUI and suspended license Attorney in Sarasota County today.

If you have been deemed an HTO in the state of Florida, you cannot apply for a hardship license until one year passes. If you have been classified as an HTO or have been charged with a traffic-related crime, contact an aggressive Sarasota traffic attorney as soon as you can in order to explore your options and seek the best possible outcome. Our team at Pallegar Law, P.A. understands the importance to keep your driving privileges intact.

According to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FDHSMV), the definition of a Habitual Traffic Offender (HTO) is someone who has accumulated fifteen moving violations in a period of five years, or three convictions within five years of any of the following: motor vehicle related manslaughter, DUI/DWI, driving on a suspended license, failure to stop and give aid after an accident, any felony in which a motor vehicle is used, or driving a commercial motor vehicle without a license. At Pallegar Law, P.A., our team of knowledgeable Sarasota traffic/DUI attorneys can help you fight the third conviction or fifteenth one and avoid try to avoid the habitualization.

The license revocation for Habitual Traffic Offenders is a period of five years. After serving one year, you may apply for a hardship license that will allow you to drive to work, school, and medical appointments. In order to apply for a hardship license, you must first complete a driving or DUI course. If all convictions applicable to the revocation are not alcohol-related, you must complete the 12-hour Florida Advanced Driver Improvement school. If at least one conviction is alcohol-related, you maybe required to complete DUI school.

As of July 2013, you are not required to have a actual hearing to reinstate your license after the five-year period has passed. You can elect to waive the hearing. However, you must complete the requisite schooling or provide proof of enrollment in the course and pay a reinstatement fee.

Check the Status of your Drivers License

First, notice is a requirement element to prove the drivers license suspension charge. You will receive a letter in the mail from the DMV if you have been deemed an HTO. Or in the event you are not a HTO you will still receive a notice of suspension letter.

To check the status of your license, any endorsements and restrictions and the date your license expires have your drivers’ license number handy and click on the link below:

https://services.flhsmv.gov/DLCheck/HomeView.aspx

Or call a Sarasota Traffic Attorney and we can check for you. If your license has been suspended or revoked, the website will tell you exactly why and the requirements necessary to get it reinstated. It is important that once you discover your license has been suspended or revoked, that you contact a DUI Attorney immediately. Do not drive. Driving on a suspended license is a criminal offense, and can result in jail time. It is important that you contact an experienced Tampa traffic attorney as soon as you realize your license has been suspended or revoked.

Experienced DUI and Criminal Defense Attorney in Sarasota or Bradenton

If you have been arrested or charged with a crime contact an experienced DUI and Criminal Defense Lawyer today Call Pallegar Law, P.A at 941-893-5816 to be connected to an experienced traffic attorney who can help. For your convenience, our office is located between the Sarasota and Bradenton Courthouse and there is not charge for the initial consultation.

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