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Clearwater Habitual Traffic Offender Attorneys

Criminal Defense Lawyers serving St. Pete and Pinellas County, Florida

A Habitual Traffic Offender is a driver who has accumulated a specific number of serious traffic violations on his or her record with in a 5-year time period. If the Florida Department of Highway Safety & Motor Vehicles determines that you are to be labeled a Habitual Traffic Offender, you will receive a notice in the mail that your driver’s license is going to be suspended for a period of 5 years. You will be ineligible to apply for a hardship license before the first year is over.

Contact a Pinellas County criminal defense attorney at Finebloom & Haenel today if you were contacted by the DMV and informed that your license was going to be suspended due to your label as a Habitual Traffic Offender. It is important to note that it is a felony offense to drive on a suspended license if you have been labeled a Habitual Traffic Offender! You need to consult a lawyer as soon as possible to explore your options in regards to challenging these allegations and working to get a hardship license if your driver’s license has already been suspended.

Habitual Traffic Offender Designation

Following are the factors which will result in a Habitual Traffic Offender designation:

  • 15 convictions for moving violations, traffic offenses for which points may be assessed on your driving record.
  • Three or more convictions for the following:
    • DUI
    • Any felony traffic violation
    • Driving while license suspended or revoked
    • Leaving the scene of an accident causing injury
    • Vehicular manslaughter

Pinellas County Habitual Traffic Offender Lawyer

Labeled a Habitual Traffic Offender by the DMV? Contact a criminal defense lawyer at our firm as soon as possible. We will give you the attention you need and accurately evaluate your case to see what can be done to protect your driving privileges.

Contact Finebloom & Haenel today for a free consultation!

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