The Florida law that governs Jacksonville five-year driver’s license suspension for habitual traffic offenders is Florida Statute Section 322.264. This Florida driver’s license law defines “habitual traffic offender” as:
“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).”
This Florida Traffic Law further states that a violation in another state or country, similar to those quoted above, can be used against the Jacksonville driver to suspended his or her driver’s license for 5 years in Florida.
As a Jacksonville Criminal Defense Lawyer, I have represented many Jacksonville Habitual Traffic Offenders (HTO). With the majority of the Jacksonville HTO cases, it is important to act quickly. The longer a Jacksonville driver goes without a license, the more likely he or she is to reoffend and not be able to get a Jacksonville Driver’s License. (See Jacksonville Florida Driver’s License Suspended for Five Years as a Habitual Traffic Offender)
If you have questions about a Jacksonville Florida Driver’s license suspension, contact a Jacksonville Criminal Defense Lawyer to review your driving record and determine what I can do for you.