VC 22348(b), exceeding 100 MPH, and reckless driving are among the worst,
and costliest, violations that can go on your driving record.
Meanwhile, reckless driving has an intent element that other violations
lack. So, the average rate increase is around 90 percent nationwide. It
could be a lot worse in California, due to the state’s unusual insurance
laws. Reckless drivers in The Golden State could see their rates go up
by about 300 percent and there is evidence that the rates for receiving
a VC 22348(b) is not far behind.
Handling a 100+mph Ticket
The best way to deal with both these citations, and especially a super
speeder violation, is to convince the judge or prosecutor to reduce the
charges. VC 22348(b) has
very specific language: the judge must be convinced, beyond a reasonable doubt, that the motorist
was going at least 100mph at the precise time listed on the ticket. Proving
this element can be a problem, in the case of a borderline speed or a
relay stop – when one officer spots the speeding vehicle and radios
ahead to another officer with instructions to pull the vehicle over.
There are numerous technical violations of the evidence code that could
allow you to exclude proof of radar and visual estimate of speed. A past
record of success in beating cases allows you to negotiate for a lower
charge with confidence, because the prosecutor knows that you have the
skills to get a not guilty verdict should your case go to trial.
Given this difficulty, an attorney can often get
charges reduced to simple speeding in these cases, which will save you thousands of dollars
and also allow you to keep your drivers’ license, in most cases.
There are lots of travelers on the 395 and heavy enforcement for such
a rural area. Don’t let a speeding ticket in Bishop ruin your driving record.
Getting Legal Help
The aggressive attorneys at Bigger & Harman, APC, are committed to
giving individuals a voice when dealing with speeding and traffic tickets.
Call today at 661-349-9300 or email
firstname.lastname@example.org to receive the personal professional attention you deserve. En español,
llame al 661-349-9755.