Habitual Traffic Offender ("HTO") in Florida
Florida Statute 322.264 governs who is to be classified as
a Habitual Traffic Offender. The legal consequences of this
classification are serious. You will be unable to drive for five
(5) years if designated a Habitual Traffic Offender. Additionally, you cannot apply for a Hardship License for one (1) full year once classified as a Habitual Traffic Offender. You will be designated HTO in Florida if you have three (3) convictions within five (5) years for the following offenses:
1. Voluntary or Involuntary Manslaughter
3. Felony when Motor Vehicle Used
4. Driving While License Suspended, "DWLS"(With or Without Knowledge, Please
read more in the Section dealing with DWLS).
5. Failing to stop and render aid in a crash resulting in death or personal injury of another
6. Driving a Commercial Vehicle while having privilege disqualified
7. Fifteen (15) convictions for moving violations
Note: Florida law calculates points using offense dates.
Typically, Florida motorists become designated HTO due to prior "Driving while License
Suspended," charges. In some cases the HTO designation on a driving record may be
reversed and the driving privilege restored.
IF YOU HAVE BEEN CLASSIFIED AS A HABITUAL TRAFFIC OFFENDER OR HAVE
A DRIVER'S LICENSE SUSPENSION MATTER IN TAMPA/ HILLSBOROUGH
COUNTY, PINELLAS COUNTY, PASCO COUNTY, OR POLK COUNTY, PLEASE
CALL MY OFFICE SO I CAN ADVISE YOU ABOUT YOUR PARTICULAR CASE.