There are numerous driving offenses in the State of Florida. They are driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, driving on a suspended license, operating without a valid driver’s license, leaving the scene of an accident, careless and reckless driving. The severity of these offenses range from a civil infraction at the lowest end and work their way up to second and first degree misdemeanors. Eventually, some of these offenses can even be prosecuted as felonies. Many of these offenses result in the Department of Motor Vehicles suspending your driving privileges. We will assist you with the DMV to get you a hardship license if you qualify. If any person gets three of the following offenses within a five year period (DUI, Driving on a Suspended License or Leaving the Scene of an Accident) you may be designated a Habitual Traffic Offender (HTO) and your license may be revoked for five years. If this happens, and you get charged with any of those offenses, you will then be charged with third degree felonies facing five years in Florida State Prison. Don’t let this happen to you!

What Are You Charged With?

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Florida Statute
Felony Degree
Description

LEVEL 1

843.183rd
Fleeing by boat to elude a law enforcement officer.

LEVEL 2

316.1935(2)3rdFleeing or attempting to elude law enforcement officer in marked patrol vehicle with siren and lights activated.

LEVEL 5

316.027(1)(a)3rd
Accidents involving personal injuries, failure to stop; leaving scene.
316.1935(4)
2nd
Aggravated fleeing or eluding.
322.34(6)
3rd
Careless operation of motor vehicle with suspended license, resulting in death or serious bodily injury.

LEVEL 6

316.027(1)(b)
2nd
Accident involving death, failure to stop; leaving scene.