An individual convicted of three major traffic offenses, over a seven year period, can be deemed an Habitual Traffic Offender (HTO) by the Colorado Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV). This results in a five year revocation of the individual’s driver's license. These cases are treated very seriously by the DMV, courts, and prosecutors.
In building your case, the first step is to determine if it is a valid revocation of your license to drive. The lawyers at Fuicelli & Lee, PC do that by examining your driving history and make sure there are enough violations within the seven year time frame to make you an Habitual Traffic Offender. At this point, we will personally discuss with you what options may be available to go back and correct any of the previous convictions.
If the Habitual Traffic Offender designation is appropriate, this results in a five year revocation of your driver's license. If an HTO is caught driving, it can mean up to 18 months of county jail and an extension of the revocation. However, the prosecution must prove that you are an Habitual Traffic Offender and also that you are AWARE you are an Habitual Traffic Offender. Being former prosecutors, attorneys John Lee and Keith Fuicelli are very familiar with a DMV record and can quickly assess whether the District Attorney can prove his case against you. Contact us today so we can help you minimize these consequences.
Additionally, a more serious offense occurs when an HTO who is also accused of DUI, or Driving Under the Influence. Under these circumstances the HTO can be charged with a felony. This means they could be sent to prison and have the revocation extended. The experienced attorneys at Fuicelli & Lee, PC can help you navigate through this maze of court proceedings. You need an experienced attorney by your side, making sure the DA can prove their case, and trying to get you the best possible outcome.