Do I qualify to have my five year suspension as a habitual traffic offender removed? These HTO suspensions, not everybody qualifies to have them removed. I’m about to tell you a little bit about whether you’re going to qualify to have yours removed. It still doesn’t mean it will be removed but at least you pass that first test, that first hurdle.
So, if you’re looking to remove your five year HTO suspension there’s going to be a big question that we attorneys need answered before we can remove that HTO suspension. And that question is: What are the three charges that make up your HTO? We’ve got to know that.
You may not even realize this but a five year habitual traffic offender suspension is made up of three offenses within a five year period. And, 99% of the time those three offenses are driving while license suspended.
But, if that’s all you know. All you know is “well, I have three driving while license suspendeds” – that is not going to help us. What is going to help us is if we know what kind of driving while license suspended you received.
Most driving while license suspendeds are “with knowledge”. And, that’s a criminal case. It is a crime to get behind the wheel when, yea, I know my license is suspended, its been suspended for years but I really have to go see the new Star Wars movie. Ok, fine, but if you get caught you can get arrested and the crime is called “driving while license suspended with knowledge.”
However, the one that we’re looking for, that is really your golden ticket to removing this five year HTO suspension is what we call a “driving while license suspended without knowledge.” That’s what we want. Its your ticket to removal.
The “without knowledge” cases are the ones that we appeal. Those are the ones that get your HTO removed.
So, call an attorney and we will also analyze your driving record with you and determine whether or not you are a candidate to have your five year suspension removed. Typically, if you have just one “without knowledge” – we can remove your five year suspension. So, that’s what we’re looking for when you call. I do wish you luck. I hope that your five year suspension gets removed.