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Florida HTO Revocation Attorney
Five years is a long time to go without a driver’s license. That is the penalty if your driving privileges are revoked as a habitual traffic offender (HTO) in Florida. If you are caught driving after an HTO revocation, that becomes a felony offense punishable by prison time.
The criminal defense lawyers of Ferrer Shane, PL, in Miami, Florida, can fight your designation as a habitual offender or represent you if you are charged with driving after an HTO suspension/revocation. Contact us to learn how we can help.
Fighting a Florida Habitual Traffic Offender Revocation
Any combination of three serious traffic offenses listed under the HTO statute — or any 15 traffic violations within five years — can result in habitual traffic offender status. This is a felony and results in a mandatory five-year revocation of your license and driving privileges. If the HTO designation sticks, you cannot drive at all for at least one year; after one year, you may be eligible for a restricted license to drive only to and from work.
Our experienced attorneys are skilled at attacking the underlying offenses leading to an HTO revocation. Florida law allows you to reopen convictions up to two years from the date of the offense — the most recent one that pushed you into HTO status or either of the prior offenses.
For example, if you had a reckless driving conviction, a DUI conviction and then an arrest for driving on a suspended license, we would examine all three violations for grounds to challenge and reverse one of the convictions. If we can get any of the three thrown out or reduced to a lesser offense, we can then challenge the HTO revocation.
Fighting a Charge of Driving After HTO Revocation
If you are convicted of driving after HTO revocation, a third-degree felony, you could be sentenced to prison time of up to 5 years. Again, we can revisit the original offenses that led to your HTO status. If we can get the HTO designation cleared, then there is no driving after revocation crime and that serious charge will go away.
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Call us at 305-262-2728 or 888-609-5947 or e-mail us to arrange a consultation with attorneys who focus their law practice in the area of traffic offenses.