Per California VC 23109, a conviction of exhibition of speed could lead
to up to three years of probation with a maximum sentence of 90 days in
jail. That’s a hefty sentence for the cheap thrill of showing off.
A few seconds of fame in your mind could lead to 90 days in a real jail.
Just because it seems like there is plenty of open space in Kern and Tulare
County, particularly in Mojave, Ridgecrest, or Porterville, there are
over a thousand sworn peace officers just in Kern County.
Exhibition of Speed Tickets in California
The term exhibition of speed refers to several different activities. This
includes street racing, drag racing, sliding, peel outs, skidding and
drifting. This type of driving is illegal in all states and will result
in a serious ticket. Even if you are the only driver currently on the
road you will still receive a ticket. The prosecutor does not need to
prove you were endangering anyone because the ticket is for your actions
while driving. Your speed is not the main factor, the ticket is for your
acceleration that burst of speed that could lead to a loss of control.
You can be fined, put on probation, or receive jail time.
Misdemeanor Traffic Violations in California
A misdemeanor is considered a criminal offense and it is serious. You will
likely receive an extremely high fine, lose your driver’s license,
and go to jail for up to one year. Restitution may be required if there
were damages. If you do not appear in court your driving privileges will
be suspended and a warrant will be issued for your arrest. Your appearance
in court is mandatory. There are numerous causes of a misdemeanor including
an exhibition of speed citation. This charge does require legal assistance.
Highway 99 In Kerns & Tulare County, California
This area in California has a reputation for illegal street racing. The
area is agricultural with a lot of open lands. In 2014, a teenager was
killed during a dangerous and illegal race. The law enforcement agency
responsible for this area is the Kern County Sheriff's Department.
There are more than 1,200 officers working in the department. Kern County
encompasses 8,000 square miles with a population of 839,631.
Receiving a ticket for exhibition of speed in California is not something
you can handle without legal assistance. This is an extremely serious
ticket and needs to be treated accordingly. If you have received a ticket,
contact Bigger & Harman 661-349-9300 immediately. They are experienced
in this type of misdemeanor and will provide you with the best defense
possible. Bigger & Harman have a good reputation with the judges in
Tulare, Kern, and LA County courts. You may also email
firstname.lastname@example.org their office and they will get back to you promptly.