Habitual Traffic Offender

Habitual Traffic Offender Definition in Florida

At The Law Office of Sean Clayton, P.A., we have represented many clients charged with driving while their license is revoked because they’ve been labeled a Habitual Traffic Offender. “Habitual Traffic Offender” is a designation by the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. A person can get labeled a Habitual Traffic Offender if, within a five (5) year period, their driving record reflects any of the following:

1) Accumulating three (3) or more convictions for a mix of any of the following offenses:

a) Voluntary or involuntary manslaughter resulting from driving a motor vehicle;
b) DUI;
c) Any felony where a motor vehicle is used;
d) Driving While License Suspended or Revoked;
e) Failing to stop and render aid as required under the laws of the State of Florida in the event of a motor vehicle crash resulting in the death or personal injury of another; or
f) Driving a commercial motor vehicle while your license is disqualified.

2) Accumulating fifteen (15) convictions for moving traffic offenses for which points may be assessed and/or the above listed offenses.

Once labeled, that person’s driving privilege will be revoked for a period of five (5) years. They may be eligible for a “Hardship” license after a period of suspension. If caught driving on a Habitual Traffic Offender revocation, it can result in felony criminal charges. If you or a loved one has been designated a Habitual Traffic Offender, you don’t necessarily have to take it lying down. There are times where a competent attorney can challenge that record, or even attack prior convictions, in order to clean up your driving record. If you live in Broward, Palm Beach, or Miami,Dade County, contact our office today for a free consultation.