Many people who get habitualized for 5 years do not do anything to fix the situation and either do not drive or get arrested for driving under the suspension. There may be a way to fix it and remove the 5 year habitual suspension. I have helped many drivers with this situation and have saved them from this HTO status.
As a former Seminole County Prosecutor I know firsthand how serious the courts take Driving While License Suspended or Revoked charges. In Seminole County many of these cases can result in jail time, probation and the loss of your driving privileges for up to 5 years.
If you get three (3) Driving While License Suspended or Revoked charges within a five (5) year time period you could become classified as a habitual traffic offender and lose your license for five (5) years. This can turn into a serious situation because you could be charged with a felony for this and you cannot get a hardship license from the DHSMV for at least one year.