CRIMINAL TRAFFIC

 

A criminal traffic conviction could result in fines, a jail sentence or a criminal record. The loss of your license can affect your employment, school and auto insurance.  We know how important having a valid license and the ability to drive is and we will fight for you to keep your driving privileges.  

It is important to hire an experienced attorney who is familiar with criminal traffic penalties and sentencing guidelines. You need an attorney who can prepare a strong, capable and aggressive defense for your case. Drew McCulloch, Esq. is an experienced former prosecutor who has handled hundreds of criminal and traffic cases.  Every case has its own unique set of circumstances and we will go over every aspect of your case with you. We will explain every option regarding your case and help to achieve the most favorable outcome for you. 

McCulloch Law, P.A. handles criminal traffic issues including, but not limited to:

  • Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol (DUI)
  • Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol involving property damage, death or injury
  • Driving with license suspended, cancelled or revoked (with / without knowledge)
  • Driving with license revoked as a habitual traffic offender (HTO)
  • Leaving the scene of an accident (with property damage / injury / death)
  • Reckless driving
  • No valid driver's license
  • Expired driver's license more than 6 months
  • Violation of driver's license restriction
  • Aggravated speeding or wanton disregard
  • Racing
  • No motorcycle endorsement
  • Fleeing to elude / Aggravated fleeing to elude
  • Obstructing officer with violence
  • Failure to obey officer / Firefighter
  • Expired registration
  • Attached tag not assigned / Altered tag
  • Boating under the influence (BUI)
  • Habitual traffic offender charges
  • and more...

Suspended License

Driving with a suspended license is a common criminal traffic charge. There are many reasons your license may be suspended including unpaid traffic tickets, accruing too many points on your license, criminal convictions, failure to pay child support, and more. 

Driving with a suspended license WITH knowledge is a criminal offense in Florida. If you are charged with driving with a suspended license, you may face fines and jail time. An experienced attorney can fight to have your case dismissed or reduced to a lesser charge. 

      DWLS PENALTIES  

  • First offense – Misdemeanor of the second degree
  • Second offense – Misdemeanor of the first degree
  • Third offense- Misdemeanor of the first degree
  • Third offense – Felony of the third degree (if previously convicted of a forcible felony)

Driving with a suspended license WITHOUT knowledge is a civil traffic infraction. A civil traffic ticket for Driving with a suspended license WITHOUT knowledge can count as one of the three offenses that causes a Habitual Traffic Offender (HTO) suspension. Click here to fight your civil traffic infraction

 

Habitual Traffic Offender

You could be listed as a Habitual Traffic Offender if you are convicted of three Driving with a suspended license convictions in five years. If you are deemed a Habitual Traffic Offender, your license can be suspended for five years and you could be charged with a felony.