First, criminal traffic offenses occur when individuals commit criminal offenses while driving. In Florida, a person can receive a criminal traffic offense for several reasons. Like, accruing too many points on their license and driving under the influence. Or, harming another person with a vehicle. So, some of the most common criminal traffic offenses include:
- Fleeing to Elude Law Enforcement
- Driving While License Suspended (DWLS)
- No Valid Driver’s License (NVDL)
- Leaving the Scene of an Accident
- Habitual Traffic Offender (HTO)
- Driving Under Influence (DUI)
- Reckless Driving
- Failing to Register a Vehicle Ticket
- License Reinstatement
- Unlawful Tag Ticket
- Drag Racing Ticket
- Vehicular Homicide
- Vehicular Manslaughter
Moving Violations and Criminal Traffic Violations Differences
Thus, drivers who break the law will receive a traffic violation. Either a moving violation or a criminal traffic violation. And, drivers caught committing a moving violation to get a ticket and points on their license. Although moving violations have less severe punishments. Many moving violations will result in serious penalties. Like, getting labeled a Habitual Traffic Offender.
But, criminal traffic violations have serious penalties. And, drivers caught could receive a misdemeanor charge. Or, a felony charge on their criminal record. As well as, larger fines or jail sentences. Also, these offenses could prevent employment or obtaining housing. Also, it could even restrict the person’s rights to own a firearm.
Habitual Traffic Offender Revocations
With regard to, habitual traffic offender charges carry severe penalties. As a matter of fact, as an HTO could lose your right to drive for five years or have your license revoked forever. Thus, wreaking havoc on your life.
Now, under Florida Statutes 322.264, HTO’s commit and get convicted of three or more criminal traffic offenses. Furthermore, these convictions are within a 5-year timeframe. For example, here are some criminal traffic offenses:
- DUI (Driving under the influence)
- Voluntary or involuntary manslaughter
- Any felony resulting from the use of a motor vehicle
- Driving while a license suspended or revoked
- Failing to stop and render aid in the event of a motor vehicle crash
- Driving a commercial motor vehicle with a suspended license
FACTS TO KNOW ABOUT TRAFFIC OFFENSES
Next, law enforcement officers issue many traffic citations daily. And, these citations range from speeding to violation of a traffic control device. With so many citations issued, here are some important facts everyone should know.
- Most citations add points to your license.
- 12 points in 12 months equal a suspended license.
- Toll violations carry fines of $100 or more and could lead to a suspended license.
- You can dispute red light camera tickets.
- Many traffic citations are criminal acts.
- It is worth getting help from a criminal defense attorney, like RHINO Lawyers.
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