Habitual Traffic Offender

Our Palm Beach and Broward County traffic ticket defense lawyers at the Law Offices of Leifert & Leifert represent people fighting all types of traffic tickets. We help people fighting their first speeding ticket, their third stop sign violation, etc. Sometimes, we represent habitual traffic defenders, as defined in Section 322.264 of the Florida State Statutes.

According to s. 322.264, a “habitual traffic offender” is any person whose record, as maintained by the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (“DHSMV”), shows that such person has accumulated the specified number of convictions for offenses described in subsection (1) or subsection (2) within one 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 (Driving Under the Influence, DUI), 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 listed above in subsection (1).

As our Palm Beach and Broward County traffic defense lawyers at the Law Offices of Leifert & Leifert know, any violation of any federal law, any law of another state or country, or any valid ordinance of a municipality or county of another state similar to a statutory prohibition specified in subsection (1) or subsection (2) shall be counted as a violation of such prohibition. In other words, you don’t have to commit the stipulated number of the above violations in the State of Florida in particular to be classified in the Sunshine State as a habitual traffic offender; if you’ve committed those crimes, as specifically defined in the Florida State Statutes, or other crimes, as defined and regulated by other countries, states, municipalities, etc., which crimes are similar to the above-listed infractions, you can be labeled as a habitual traffic offender in the State of Florida.

To be sure, you face serious punishment, including fines, license revocation and suspension, etc., if the State of Florida decides to label you as a habitual traffic offender. Of course, the state won’t just apply that label to you; you will be due that designation based on the amount of specific traffic convictions you have on your driving record. Because multiple traffic infractions and crimes add-up, it’s important to retain a strong legal traffic ticket defense team, such as ours at Leifert & Leifert, if you’ve received a traffic ticket of any type.

If you have any questions about this issue, or if you’ve received a traffic ticket in Palm Beach, Broward or Miami-Dade County, please contact our traffic ticket defense lawyers at Leifert & Leifert by calling 1-888-5-DEFEND (1-888-533-3363). We look forward to assisting you!

 

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