Do you have two prior drunk driving convictions on your record here in Lee or Collier counties and now you’re facing a third DUI offense? Have you had two prior leaving the scene or hit and run incidents and now you’ve been arrested for DWI?
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 — and drastically. You could even lose your drivers’ license for the next five years.
If you are worried that you might be charged as a habitual offender, get legal help immediately. Staying ahead of the issues is your best course of action.
Will Florida Charge You as a Repeat or 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.
Fort Myers Repeat 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 a Fort Myers Habitual DUI Lawyer
At The Law Offices of Mary Elizabeth Fletcher our goal is to help hard working people get a break. Our Fort Myers 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 Fort Myers, FL contact our law office day or night. Your consultation is free, just call us at (239) 677-7685 or send us a message online.