Do you have two prior drunk driving convictions on your record and now you’re facing a third offense? Have you had two prior leaving the scene or hit and run incidents and now you’ve been arrested for drunk driving?
If you’ve had a number of previous criminal traffic violations in the past the state of Florida could be ready to classify you as a “habitual traffic offender.” If it does, your life will change. You could lose your drivers’ license for the next five years.
If you are worried that you might be charged as a habitual offender, get help from a DUI defense attorney immediately.
Will Florida Charge You as a Habitual Traffic Offender?
In Florida, you could be charged as a “habitual traffic offender” if you have:
- Three (3)or more traffic convictions in a 5 year period for DUI, driving without a license or on a suspended license, hit and run involving injury, leaving the scene of an accident, vehicular homicide, or any other felony conviction that involves the use of a car.
- In some instances, 15 moving violations in which points were put on your permanent driving record with the Florida DMV can qualify you as a habitual traffic offender.
Orlando Habitual DUI Defense Strategies
We may be able to get your driving on suspended license charge reduced to “no valid drivers’ license” or “not carrying a driver’s license.” We may be able to get you an alternative sentence so you don’t face jail time, with the possible bad effects that could have on your job.
Contact an Orlando Habitual DUI Lawyer
At The Umansky Law Firm our goal is to help hard working people get a break. Our Orlando defense attorneys will always try to make a difference, even if this is your third criminal charge.
If you have been charged with drunk driving, driving on a suspended license, or leaving the scene of an accident in the past and you are worried about being classified as a habitual traffic offender in Orlando, FL contact our law office day or night. Your consultation is free. Call 407-228-3838