(DWLSR) Habitual Traffic Offender

Driving While License Revoked as a Habitual Traffic Offender in Florida

Driving While License Revoked as a Habitual Traffic Offender is a Third Degree Felony in Florida. It requires less proof than a standard Driving While License Suspended charge. Basically, all that needs proven is that you were driving and that, at the time of the alleged driving, your license was suspended as a Habitual Traffic Offender. Too many attorneys assume these cases cannot be defended. There are defenses. There can be progress in negotiation. Do not roll over on a charge of Driving While License Revoked as a Habitual Traffic Offender in Broward, Miami-Dade, or Palm Beach County.

Definition of Driving While License Revoked as a Habitual Traffic Offender in Florida

Driving While License Revoked as a Habitual Traffic Offender, as defined by § 322.34, Florida Statutes, includes any person who drives any motor vehicle on public roadways while their license or privilege is revoked as a Habitual Traffic Offender.

The State’s attorney must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant is guilty of Driving While License Suspended, Revoked, Canceled, or Disqualified by establishing the following two (2) elements of the crime:

(1) The defendant drove a motor vehicle on a Florida roadway

(2) At the time, the defendant ‘s driver license was revoked as a habitual traffic offender

Penalties For Driving While License Revoked As A Habitual Traffic Offender In Florida

(1) Driving While License Revoked as a Habitual Traffic Offender is a third degree felony punishable by up to 5 years in prison and a fine of up to $5,000 as provided in §. 775.082 and § 775.083, Florida Statutes.

Defenses to Driving While License Revoked as a Habitual Traffic Offender in Florida

(1) Invalid traffic stop

(2) The defendant was not driving

(3) The underlying reasons for the Habitual Traffic Offender designation involved non-payment of civil penalties

(4) The defendant’s license had been reinstated or there was reason to believe it had been reinstated

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If you have been charged with the crime of Driving While License Revoked as a Habitual Traffic Offender in Broward, Miami-Dade, or Palm Beach County, you need to speak with a criminal defense attorney right away to ensure your rights are protected. The Law Office of Sean Clayton, P.A., can help you better understand your situation and your options. Contact us today for your free consultation.