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Florida Habitual Traffic Offender (HTO) Law

Florida Habitual Traffic Offenders often deal with being arrested for countless charges, most often driving while license suspended or revoked.  Florida Statute Section 322.264 is Florida’s Habitual Traffic Offender (HTO) Law. Under this law, drivers who, within a five year period, accumulate either fifteen convictions for traffic moving offenses or three other qualifying offenses including manslaughter, DUI, failing to assist injured persons in a motor vehicle accident, a felony conviction where a motor vehicle was used, or driving a commercial motor vehicle without proper authority will result in your designation as a habitual traffic offender. Pursuant to Florida Statute Section 322.34, the penalty for driving in a habitual traffic offense status—the driver will be charged with a third degree felony punishable by up to five years in Florida State Prison.

For the bulk of Tampa Bay drivers who commute to and from work, the ability to drive significantly impacts their livelihood. If you receive any traffic ticket or citation, regardless of the severity, contact the experienced criminal and traffic attorneys of Hackworth Law, P.A. to try and avoid being convicted of a qualifying offense that could lead to an HTO status. We are a proactive law firm and attempt to resolve or negotiate criminal charges or traffic offenses as early as possible—sometimes even before the case is assigned to a prosecutor. And, if the need arises, our attorneys are prepared to be zealous defenders and advocates against the crime charged. If you have any specific questions about traffic or criminal related offenses, please to not hesitate to call and schedule an appointment with our attorneys at (813) 280-2911.