We are fully aware that everyone makes mistakes. If you have recently been charged with a traffic offense, or are labeled as a habitual traffic offender (HTO), there is a chance that you’ve subsequently had your driver’s license suspended or revoked.

If that is the case, then it’s time that you act fast and contact an experienced, dedicated, resilient attorney specializing in criminal defense in Denver who can work on your behalf in a fair manner.

One aspect of our criminal defense expertise at the Law Office of Jill M. Jackson includes defending habitual traffic offenders and working toward having their driver’s license reinstated by the Colorado Department of Motor Vehicles.

What does it mean to be a habitual traffic offender (HTO) in the state of Colorado?

There are three main ways to be charged with HTO:

  1. Anybody who is convicted of three or more major offenses, with a seven-year period faces a charge for HTO. It is important to keep in mind there is a difference between moving violations and traffic misdemeanors like DUI charges.
  2. Anybody who has ten or more separate convictions for traffic offenses within a five-year period. These convictions must be violations of four points or more.
  3. Anybody who has eighteen or more separate convictions for traffic offenses within a five-year period. These convictions must be violations of three points or more.

Any of these charges may result in your license being revoked or suspended for up to five years with absolutely zero driving privileges. However, before you enter into a plea defense, it’s important that you retain the services of a dedicated criminal defense attorney with experience fighting charges on your behalf.

If you’ve been charged as an HTO in Denver, contact the Law Office of Jill M. Jackson to learn how we can help.