Laws for Florida Habitual Traffic Offenders

If you received notice that your drivers license is being suspended as a Florida habitual traffic offender, there may be something that you can do about it. Speak with a Jacksonville drivers license lawyer about preventing this Florida drivers license suspension. You may also be able to have your license reinstated if it has already been suspended. Call 20 Miles Law at (904) 564-2525 to speak with a Jacksonville drivers license attorney about your situation. You may also send an email to Find a Lawyer.

There are two Florida laws that a habitual traffic offender should be familiar with. The first law is Florida Statute Section 322.264. This law discusses the different traffic violations that cause you to become a habitual traffic offender. Section 322.264 states:

Florida Habitual Offender

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“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:
(1) 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).”

If your Florida drivers license is suspended as a habitual traffic offender, you should also be familiar with Florida Statute Section 322.34. This is the law that applies to driving on a suspended license in Jacksonville FL. A driving on a suspended or revoked license ticket may be a basic Jacksonville traffic ticket.  If it is done with knowledge, it is a misdemeanor crime. If you are driving while your license is suspended as a habitual traffic offender, you could be charged with a felony. Section 322.34 states:

(1) Except as provided in subsection (2), any person whose driver license or driving privilege has been canceled, suspended, or revoked, except a “habitual traffic offender” as defined in s. 322.264, who drives a vehicle upon the highways of this state while such license or privilege is canceled, suspended, or revoked is guilty of a moving violation, punishable as provided in chapter 318.
(2) Any person whose driver license or driving privilege has been canceled, suspended, or revoked as provided by law, except persons defined in s. 322.264, who, knowing of such cancellation, suspension, or revocation, drives any motor vehicle upon the highways of this state while such license or privilege is canceled, suspended, or revoked, upon:
(a) A first conviction is guilty of a misdemeanor of the second degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083.
(b) A second conviction is guilty of a misdemeanor of the first degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083.
(c) A third or subsequent conviction is guilty of a felony of the third degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.

 

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