Speeding over 100 mph is a very serious offense and can lead to serious
problems for drivers without legal assistance. A conviction means two
Negligent Operator Treatment System (NOTS) points assessed against your
motor vehicle driving record (MVR) by the Department of Motor Vehicles
(DMV), a 30-day driver’s license (DL) suspension, and a big fine.
Over 100 MPH on Interstate-5 (I-5)
I-5 is a major highway in California, it extends from the border with Mexico
in the south, to the Canadian border in the north. The California Highway
Patrol (CHP) have hundreds of law enforcement (LE) officers with radar
out patrolling on motorcycles and in patrol cars. Most speeding over 100
mph tickets on I-5 are in rental cars between Los Angeles and San Francisco
and even a first-time offender is almost guaranteed at least a $900 fine
and a 30-day DL suspension if convicted. Traffic court in Hanford, Kings
County can be a challenge, most lawyers hate practicing there, particularly
those who practice other forms of law.
CA Vehicle Code (CVC) 22348 (b)
CVC 22348 (b) outlines the elements of and the penalties for violating the speeding
over 100 mph prohibition. Those penalties include a two-point assessment
of points under the NOTS, which stays on your MVR for seven to ten years,
a minimum fine of $500 without fees, surcharges, or assessments, which
is normally in the $900 to $2500 range depending on the court and your
speed (some traffic courts add a $100 stipend for every mile per hour
over 100 mph), increased insurance premiums, if your insurance provider
does not drop you, a 30-day DL suspension at the judge’s discretion,
there is no allowance for traffic school for over 100 mph, and you or
must appear in court.
Kings County Court in Hanford
Many of the speeding tickets handed out by LE officers on I-5 wind up in
traffic court in Hanford for violations in Kings County on Thursday morning
or Shafter for violations in Kern. Get ready for a long day, even though
traffic court only has one pace and that is fast-paced, there are many
tickets to go through. The best way to avoid it is to hire a traffic ticket
attorney, don’t even waste your money getting cousin Vinnie, the
divorce lawyer, to represent you. Traffic court is unlike any other court
and a divorce lawyer would be just as lost in traffic court as a layman.
Even when your ticket says, “court appearance mandatory” your
lawyer can represent you, without your presence.
Nearly every defendant who goes into Hanford or Shafter without legal representation
hears the judge say, “A 30 days’ suspension begins at 5 pm
on Saturday” if convicted. The reason for the lag before the suspension
is that most of the defendants in Hanford and Shafter are transients just
passing through and this gives them time to get home before the suspension
Bigger & Harman, APC
Don’t be one of those drivers that lose track of their speed out
there on the freeway, it can be very costly and the inconvenience of not
having a DL for 30 days is not worth it.
When you need a professional traffic ticket defense attorney, call Bigger
& Harman, 661-349-9300. Or, email their law office
firstname.lastname@example.org. Bigger & Harman only practice law in traffic court and represent
their clients in Kern, Kings, Mono, Inyo and other Central Valley counties
of CA. Don’t go it alone, call today.
Se habla Español 661-349-9755.