Habitual Traffic Violators & Specialized Driving Privileges

Have you been deemed a habitual traffic violator (“HTV”)? If so, the attorneys at Marc Lopez Law Firm can likely get you driving again.  But have you ever wondered what constitutes being deemed a HTV? In Indiana there are multiple ways that one can be considered a HTV, and depending on which category one falls into, will also determine the length of the suspension. As with all things, there are exceptions that will disqualify one from receiving specialized driving privileges, it is important to consult with an attorney about your options.

The first way one can be considered a HTV is to have three (3) convictions of major offenses. Some, but not all, of these offenses are as follows:

  1. Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated or with a BAC of .08 or more
  2. Reckless Driving
  3. Leaving the scene of an accident
  4. Any felony involving the use of a motor vehicle.

If one falls into this category, of being convicted of three (3) major offenses, the HTV suspension runs for a ten (10) year period.

The second way one can be considered a HTV is to have one (1) conviction of a major offense, as listed above, AND nine (9) other traffic violations including speeding.  If one falls into this category of HTV, the suspension will run for a period of five (5) years.

If the BMV determines you to be a Habitual Traffic Violator and you get caught driving, you will be charged with a level 6 felony with a sentence of up to 2.5 years.  Do not do this to yourself as the Marc Lopez Law Firm can likely get you driving legally.

As with all things, there are exceptions that will disqualify one from receiving specialized driving privileges, it is important to consult with an attorney about your options. If you are classified as a habitual traffic violator and are facing a 5 or 10-year license suspension, call the attorneys at Marc Lopez Law Firm today to discuss your options and to learn how WE can get YOU back on the road.  Call us today at 317 632 3642.