What is a Habitual Traffic Offender suspension?

In the state of Massachusetts, Habitual Traffic Offender (HTO) license suspensions penalize drivers who have committed multiple serious driving offenses. An Habitual Traffic Offender license suspension is a four year license suspension.

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What are the Penalties for HTO in Massachusetts?

In the state of Massachusetts, Habitual Traffic Offender (HTO) violations come with serious consequences.
Anyone who has had three or more convictions in a five-year period will be subject to an HTO license suspension. This suspension can last from one to five years and will result in the loss of your driving privileges. The offenses that may contribute to an HTO violation include but are not limited to:

  • Operating Under the Influence
  • Reckless driving
  • Leaving the Scene of Property Damage
  • Leaving the Scene of Personal Injury
  • Making a false statement on a permit or license application
  • Operating a motor vehicle on a suspended license
  • Operating a motor vehicle without a license

In addition, if you are convicted or found responsible for 12 minor - major offenses in a five year period, your license can face a habitual traffic offender license suspension, and any subsequent convictions for major offenses listed above or minor offense can result in a subsequent HTO suspension. It may also delay when you are eligible for a hardship license

Why hire an experienced license suspension attorney?

If you are facing a Habitual Traffic Offender (HTO) license suspension in MA, it is important to seek legal representation from an experienced license suspension attorney. Hiring a lawyer with experience handling RMV cases is essential to navigating this complex process and ensuring due process of the law.

The RMV can be unpredictable, and their own rules can override the length of a court-mandated suspension. Without a knowledgeable attorney, you may find yourself in trouble with seemingly arbitrary decisions made by the RMV. At Gilman Law, we have one of the largest license suspension firms in the state and are proud of the remarkable success we have achieved for the people we serve.

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Get back behind the wheel, with our help.

A skilled attorney knows when to prioritize arguments for clients with an HTO designation. They will also have relevant knowledge of the court system and know tactics to push back at an RMV hearing and the board of appeals. With the support of an experienced license suspension lawyer, you are more likely to successfully navigate the system, even in the most serious cases.

We know the RMV system cold.

If you're feeling overwhelmed by being named a Habitual Traffic Offender (HTO) in Massachusetts, don't worry, our firm is here to help.  Our lead attorney can break down the issue for you and give you a plan of action so that you can get back behind the wheel as soon as possible. We can make sure that all steps are completed quickly, in a cost effective manner, and answer all your questions with total honesty about what to expect.

Don’t let the RMV decide whether you get to keep your license, contact us today so we can immediately address your case. 

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