When you think about a traffic ticket, you probably think of a minor offense that may result in some monetary fine and a point on your driving record. However, this is often not the case, especially if you get a ticket for driving more than 100 miles per hour. Under California law, speeding over 100 miles per hour is considered a serious offense and can have dire consequences. In order to avoid the fines, penalties and the suspension of driving privileges, it is important to hire an experienced attorney as soon as possible.
VC 22348b Consequences
If you are caught driving over 100 miles per hour in California, you may face some serious charges, including:
- A minimum $1,000 fine
- A 30-day license suspension
- 2 points on your DM driver’s license record
The details of the applicable California law can be found on the DMV website.
100 mph Tickets v. Other Tickets
Driving over a certain speed limit can result in serious accidents, as well as have serious legal and monetary consequences. Due to the serious and dangerous nature of driving over 100 mph, the tickets can be more “costly” as compared to other tickets. The chart below provides a brief comparison:
Caught For Driving Over 100 mph. Now What?
Drivers exceeding 100 mph are often caught either by radar or cruiser (referred to as a “bumper piece”). The majority of these offenders are often caught on the outskirts of big cities, in high desert areas or rural populations. Regardless of how and where you are caught for driving over 100 mph, it is important that you take certain steps to avoid the serious consequences.
One of the most important steps you should take is to consult with an attorney who specifically handles these types of cases. An attorney’s job is to investigate the facts of the case and explain the legal defenses available. A good attorney will look at the various ways to disprove the prosecution’s case, such as checking to make sure the police radar was properly calibrated and determining whether the citation records match those on the issued ticket.
Call an Experienced Stockton Criminal Defense Attorney
If you or a loved one was issued a citation for driving over 100 miles per hour, it is important to seek immediate legal assistance. For more information or to schedule a complimentary consultation with criminal defense attorney Gurjit Srai, please call us at (209) 323-5558 or (559) 449-1447, or complete our online form.