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Habitual Traffic Offender (HTO)
Habitual Traffic Offender (HTO)
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Properly Address Repeat Traffic Offenses With Help From A Skilled Attorney

In Florida, too many traffic violations could result in you being labeled as a habitual traffic offender (HTO). With this label comes an automatic five-year driver’s license revocation.

If you are at risk of being classified as an HTO, contact a lawyer at The Murphy Law Group. We have a working relationship with law enforcement in the Sarasota area that allows us to negotiate better outcomes for our clients, specifically outcomes that don’t end in the suspension of a driver’s license.

We fight for our clients because we truly care about what happens to them in the long run. We will do the same for you, too.

Requirements For HTO Status

If you accumulate 15 or more traffic tickets during a five-year period, you will be labeled an HTO. Additionally, if you are convicted of three serious traffic infractions during a five-year period, such as DUI or driving with a suspended or revoked license, you will be labeled an HTO.

Our attorneys — one of whom is a former prosecutor — know how to protect your driving privileges. We will work hard to protect you from being classified as an HTO. Even if this classification cannot be prevented or removed, we may still be able to help you obtain limited driving rights.

Fight All Traffic Violations To Avoid HTO Status

All traffic violation charges should be fought. People often wait until they are on the very edge of being deemed a habitual traffic offender before seeking defense representation.

While we are prepared to fight at any time, we encourage you to retain our services even if HTO status does not seem to be an immediate threat. Our goal is to prevent points from being issued against your license and to keep your driving record clean so that HTO classification is never a possibility for you.

Truck and commercial vehicle drivers often benefit from our guidance, as multiple violations can cost drivers their commercial driver’s license (CDL) as well as their ability to do their job.

Talk To An Attorney Today

If you want a lawyer who is always looking out for your best interests and will fight to the end to get you the best possible outcome, then turn to attorney Kevin Murphy at The Murphy Law Group. Kevin Murphy fights to win and will use nearly 20 years of criminal defense experience to do it.

To schedule a free initial consultation with him, contact our office in Sarasota. Call 941-584-9570 or, if you wish, send us an email using our online contact form.