Removing HTO From Your Record

Orange County HTO Removal Attorney

I am an experienced habitual traffic attorney criminal defense lawyer in Winter Park, Orange County, Fla. I help people remove the habitual traffic offender (HTO) designation from their driving record. I have handled hundreds of HTO cases. I believe in hard work, personalized representation and doing whatever necessary to reinstate your license.

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The HTO Notification Letter

If you received a letter from the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) that you driver’s license has been or is about to be revoked or suspended for a five-year period as a Florida Habitual Traffic Offender (HTO), then contact me for a free evaluation of your case. In order to review your case, I need to see either a copy of your driving record or your HTO revocation letter listing the three predicate offenses so I can determine which underlying convictions caused the five year revocation and what prior convictions need to be challenged and removed. Time is of the essence because certain deadlines exist in these cases which can potentially block certain defenses.

 

Removing the HTO Designation From Your Driving Record

Through a post-conviction motion we can move the court to remove a previously entered suspended license conviction. If such a conviction is vacated and removed from your record, then DHSMV will remove your five-year HTO revocation. As long as there are no other active suspensions on your driver’s license, your license will be valid once again. By removing your HTO suspension you may be able to regain your privilege to drive.

How the HTO Suspension Happens

To be classified as a habitual traffic offender in Florida your driving record must show you have accumulated three major traffic convictions in a five-year period. The enumerated major traffic offenses include:

  • DUI – Driving Under the Influence;
  • DWLS – Driving While License Suspended or Revoked (this includes an adjudication of guilt on the civil offense of driving with a suspended or revoked license without knowledge);
  • Vehicular Manslaughter – voluntary or involuntary;
  • Committing certain felonies while using a motor vehicle;
  • Failing to stop and as required where a motor vehicle crash results in the death or personal injury or another; or
  • Driving a commercial vehicle with a disqualified license.

In many instances the HTO suspension results from three driving with a suspended license convictions, some or all of which may be civil infractions where the driver just paid the ticket and never appeared in court, saw a judge or was advised of a potential 5 year suspension.

Fighting to Remove Your Five-Year HTO Suspension

Fighting to remove the HTO revocation depends on timing issues because different legal challenges can be filed within 30 days after you receive the notice, within 60 days after you were convicted of the last driving offense or ticket, or even within two (2) years after you were convicted of the last offense or ticket. Act quickly to preserve all avenues of attack to remove the underlying convictions that caused your HTO status. Find out how a motion to vacate could lift your HTO status so that your license again becomes valid without any restrictions.

Call Me to Discuss Your HTO Situation

Call me at 407-740-7275 for a free consultation. I am open six days a week to meet with you.

Orange County HTO Removal Attorney

I am an experienced habitual traffic attorney criminal defense lawyer in Winter Park, Orange County, Fla. I help people remove the habitual traffic offender (HTO) designation from their driving record. I have handled hundreds of HTO cases. I believe in hard work, personalized representation and doing whatever necessary to reinstate your license.

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The HTO Notification Letter

If you received a letter from the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) that you driver’s license has been or is about to be revoked or suspended for a five-year period as a Florida Habitual Traffic Offender (HTO), then contact me for a free evaluation of your case. In order to review your case, I need to see either a copy of your driving record or your HTO revocation letter listing the three predicate offenses so I can determine which underlying convictions caused the five year revocation and what prior convictions need to be challenged and removed. Time is of the essence because certain deadlines exist in these cases which can potentially block certain defenses.

 

Removing the HTO Designation From Your Driving Record

Through a post-conviction motion we can move the court to remove a previously entered suspended license conviction. If such a conviction is vacated and removed from your record, then DHSMV will remove your five-year HTO revocation. As long as there are no other active suspensions on your driver’s license, your license will be valid once again. By removing your HTO suspension you may be able to regain your privilege to drive.

How the HTO Suspension Happens

To be classified as a habitual traffic offender in Florida your driving record must show you have accumulated three major traffic convictions in a five-year period. The enumerated major traffic offenses include:

  • DUI – Driving Under the Influence;
  • DWLS – Driving While License Suspended or Revoked (this includes an adjudication of guilt on the civil offense of driving with a suspended or revoked license without knowledge);
  • Vehicular Manslaughter – voluntary or involuntary;
  • Committing certain felonies while using a motor vehicle;
  • Failing to stop and as required where a motor vehicle crash results in the death or personal injury or another; or
  • Driving a commercial vehicle with a disqualified license.

In many instances the HTO suspension results from three driving with a suspended license convictions, some or all of which may be civil infractions where the driver just paid the ticket and never appeared in court, saw a judge or was advised of a potential 5 year suspension.

Fighting to Remove Your Five-Year HTO Suspension

Fighting to remove the HTO revocation depends on timing issues because different legal challenges can be filed within 30 days after you receive the notice, within 60 days after you were convicted of the last driving offense or ticket, or even within two (2) years after you were convicted of the last offense or ticket. Act quickly to preserve all avenues of attack to remove the underlying convictions that caused your HTO status. Find out how a motion to vacate could lift your HTO status so that your license again becomes valid without any restrictions.

Call Me to Discuss Your HTO Situation

Call me at 407-740-7275 for a free consultation. I am open six days a week to meet with you.

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