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Indiana Habitual Traffic Violator Granted Probationary License
If a person accumulates ten traffic violations in ten years, and at least one of them is a major violation, they can be suspended as a habitual traffic violator for five years. However, if the person operated a vehicle for commercial purposes, resulting in mileage that was substantially in excess of the mileage of an average driver and that may have contributed to their poor driving record, they can petition for a probationary license.
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Court Upholds Suppression of Habitual Traffic Offender Evidence
Police cannot randomly interrogate people or search their possessions. The Indiana Court of Appeals recently upheld a ruling of the Jay Superior Court (Portland, IN) to suppress evidence obtained during the interrogation of man ultimately charged with operating a motor vehicle while suspended for life, a Class C felony.
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Habitual Traffic Offenders and Driver License Suspensions
Sentencing for driving on a suspended license often results in a suspended sentence, some community service, and a 90 day driver license suspension. Jail time for driving on a suspended license is usually not ordered, unless the person has a significant criminal history. However, the consequences following a sentencing for driving on a suspended license can result in habitual traffic offender and driver license suspensions that last 5, years, 10 years, or even life. Becoming a habitual traffic offender can start with a simple speeding ticket, driving on a suspended license, or a first DUI.
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