If you have received a Florida traffic ticket for Jacksonville driving on a suspended license, you may want to just pay the Jacksonville citation. It seems easy to get rid of the Jacksonville driving on a suspended license ticket by paying the fine associated with the Florida citation and walking away. Paying the Jacksonville driving on the suspended license ticket alone will not fix your Florida suspended drivers license in Jacksonville. When you pay a Jacksonville driving on a suspended license ticket, you will usually be convicted or adjudicated guilty of driving on a suspended or revoked license in Jacksonville, Florida. When you are convicted of driving on a suspended Florida license, this will make your Florida driving record worse, and it could lead to your being classified as a Jacksonville habitual traffic offender.
As a Jacksonville habitual traffic offender, your Florida drivers license will be suspended for 5 years. This happens when you are convicted of Jacksonville driving on a suspended or revoked license three times within a five-year period. Jacksonville driving on a suspended license is not the only Jacksonville traffic ticket that can suspend your license as a Habitual traffic offender. Florida Statute 322.264, the Florida habitual traffic offender law, gives a list of all the Jacksonville criminal traffic charges and Jacksonville traffic tickets that will suspended your license for five years. Florida Statute 322.264 states that your Florida drivers license will be suspended for 5 years as a Jacksonville habitual traffic offender if you have 3 or more convictions of the following traffic violations:
- Jacksonville Manslaughter due to a Jacksonville car accident;
- Jacksonville driving under the influence or Jacksonville DUI or DWI;
- Jacksonville felony charge in which a motor vehicle was used to commit the felony crime;
- Jacksonville driving on a suspended or revoked drivers license;
- Jacksonville leaving the scene of accident that resulted in a person dying or being injured in the car crash;
- Driving a commercial vehicle when your Florida commercial drivers license (CDL) has been disqualified;
If you need a Jacksonville drivers license lawyer to fix your Florida suspended drivers license, a lawyer in Jacksonville at 20 Miles Law. You can also receive help from a Jacksonville traffic ticket lawyer or Florida speeding ticket lawyer with any of your Florida traffic tickets. Call (904) 564-2525 for help with your Florida driving record.
Florida Statute 322.264 is listed below:
“A ‘habitual traffic offender’ is any person whose record, as maintained by the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, shows that such person has accumulated the specified number of convictions for offenses described in subsection (1) or subsection (2) within a 5-year period:
Three or more convictions of any one or more of the following offenses arising out of separate acts:
(a) Voluntary or involuntary manslaughter resulting from the operation of a motor vehicle;
(b) Any violation of s. 316.193, former s. 316.1931, or former s. 860.01;
(c) Any felony in the commission of which a motor vehicle is used;
(d) Driving a motor vehicle while his or her license is suspended or revoked;
(e) Failing to stop and render aid as required under the laws of this state 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 his or her privilege is disqualified.
(2) Fifteen convictions for moving traffic offenses for which points may be assessed as set forth in s. 322.27, including those offenses in subsection (1).”