Is a Florida habitual traffic offender able to obtain a drivers license? How can I get my drivers license back after it has been suspended for 5 years in Clay County? Will a Jacksonville drivers license attorney be able to help me with my suspended Florida drivers license in Duval County? If my license has been suspended as a habitual offender in St. Johns County, do I really need to wait one year to apply for a hardship license?
If you have been declared a habitual traffic offender, you probably have a lot of questions. You have a job. You have a family. You need a valid drivers license. A Jacksonville drivers license lawyer may be able to help you with this. You may be able to get your license back. The Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles will suspended your license for five years if you have a specified number of convictions for certain Florida traffic tickets. The Jacksonville traffic tickets that you need to watch out of are listed in Section 322.264 of the Florida Statutes. If you receive 3 convictions within 5 years for the following traffic violations, you will be considered a habitual traffic offender, and your Florida drivers license will be suspended for 5 years. The traffic violations are:
- Involuntary and voluntary vehicular manslaughter;
- Driving under the influence (Jacksonville DUI or DWI);
- A felony in the commission of which a motor vehicle is used;
- Driving while having a suspended or revoked license;
- 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 (this includes certain Jacksonville leaving the scene of an accident cases); or
- Driving a commercial motor vehicle while your privilege is disqualified.
As a Jacksonville lawyer that has represented many habitual traffic offenders, the most common reason for this 5-year suspension is driving while their license is suspended or revoked. A Jacksonville driving on a suspended or revoked license ticket may look like a simple traffic citation, but in conjunction with other traffic tickets, it could result in a habitual traffic offender suspension.
Florida speeding tickets and other moving violations may also make you a habitual traffic offender. Florida Statute Section 322.264(2) states that your license will be suspended for five years for “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).” When you pay a speeding ticket or moving violation, you may be convicted of the infraction. A conviction puts points on your drivers license. If you are convicted of 15 moving violations within 5 years, you are facing a Florida habitual traffic offender drivers license suspension.
If you receive a letter stating that your license will be suspended, contact 20 Miles Law at (904) 564-2525 or send and email to a Jacksonville attorney by clicking on Find a Lawyer. You may be able to prevent your license from being suspended or reinstate your drivers license.