Florida Habitual Traffic Offender – HTO

A criminal conviction for HTO driver license suspension can have a severe and lasting impact on your future. Recognizing the importance of a positive outcome in your case, Tilden Law’s focus is on petitioning for dismissal and/or reduction in every case and strives to minimize any potential criminal sentence for every client.

What is a Habitual Traffic Offender (HTO)?

Florida Suspended License law, Florida Statute 322.34, provides that 3 or more Driving While License Suspended or Revoked (DWLSR) charges when occurring within 5 years of one another will result in the driver being labeled a Habitual Traffic Offender (HTO).

What are the Penalties for a HTO Charge?

A Habitual Traffic Offender (HTO) suspension carries with it a mandatory 5-year loss of driver license. Furthermore, a Habitual Traffic Offender (HTO) arrest will be charged as a 3rd degree Felony. The penalties and sentence for driving on a suspended license (DWLSR) range from a small fine, to a 3rd degree Felony carrying with it a maximum prison sentence of 5 years, $5,000.00 fine and 5 years probation.

Florida laws also include additional offenses which if committed within a 5 year period will also result in a Habitual Traffic Offender “HTO” suspension. These offenses include:
Driving Under the Influence DUI and DWI
Vehicle used in the commission of a felony
Failure to render aid after a car crash resulting in injury or death
Fifteen (15) moving violation convictions

How can Tilden Law Help?

Orlando Criminal law firm Tilden Law is dedicated to assisting clients overturn suspensions and reinstating their driver licenses. In many cases, attorney N. Fleetwood Tilden can assist you in getting your Florida Drivers license reinstated after the 1st year of your 5 year suspension. Because of the potentially serious and long lasting effect of these offenses, it is important to seek representation from a lawyer skilled in handling these matters. Clients charged with Driving on a Suspended License as a Habitual Traffic Offender (HTO) are often charged with additional criminal traffic charges such as, DUI, Racing and Reckless Driving offenses at the same time. Please visit those pages for additional information.

Please Contact the criminal defense firm Tilden Law to schedule a free case evaluation. Out of state clients are welcome, and weekend and evening appointments are available.