Suspended License / HTO in St. Augustine
Driving with your license suspended in St. John's County?
The most common driving offense in St. Johns, Flagler, and Putnam Counties
is driving while license suspended (DWLS) or revoked. Based upon your
criminal history, the state attorney may file misdemeanor or felony charges
against you if you are caught in this situation. Whether you need assistance
defending against a new charge or want help "clearing" your
driving record, at Albaugh Law in St. Augustine, we are prepared to aggressively
defend your rights.
Our Approach to Defense
If we work on your suspended license case, we begin by immediately reviewing
your driving record to determine the reason for your suspension or revocation.
In many cases, there are ways to satisfy outstanding issues in order to
get you driving legally again. If you are facing a new charge, we can
also start a thorough investigation into the facts and circumstances of
By obtaining copies of the documentary evidence - such as the police reports,
911 calls, charging affidavit, and witness affidavit(s), to name a few
- we can review the conduct of the police officers; discuss with you any
facts that may be missing, inaccurate or falsely recorded in the reports;
and start to formulate a defense strategy. It is important that you have
St. Augustine attorney on your side fighting to protect your freedom from the court system, your
license from the DMV, and your wallet from your insurance company.
Defense Against DWLS Charges
A common defense against the charge of DWLS (or revoked) is to attack the
validity of the traffic stop through the filing of a motion to suppress.
Your entire case can be won or lost depending on the motion to suppress
that is filed and the skill with which it is argued by your attorney.
A more severe penalty is imposed if you get too many convictions for certain
violations within a specific period of time. When this happens, you will
receive a letter from the DMV declaring you a habitual traffic offender
(HTO) and revoking your driver's license for five years. If you received
contact the Albaugh Law Firm for a free evaluation of your case.
Let Us Help You Reinstate Your License
No matter what you have been told, in many cases it is possible to get
your Florida driver's license reinstated much sooner than you think.
At the Albaugh Law Firm, we know how to review your driving record to
look for ways to remove or reduce offenses that will eliminate the HTO
designation. This is typically done through a process known as post-conviction
relief. If you or a loved one is facing charges related to a driving offense
or recently received a HTO letter, contact the Albaugh Law Firm today for your
free initial consultation.