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He Ran Right Into Our TrapA speeding motorcyclist allegedly zoomed straight into a posse of CHP officers who were looking for speeders.

Officers allege that 26-year-old Timothy Brown, Jr. was originally riding a Suzuki motorcycle at an estimated 114 mph on the Redwood Highway near Petaluma, which is about 25 miles north of San Francisco. When traffic slowed at the Novato Narrows, Mr. Brown allegedly moved onto the unpaved center median to avoid the congestion.

Officers determined that Mr. Brown did not have a valid drivers' license, and they took him into custody on suspicion of reckless driving, driving while unlicensed and evading arrest. Mr. Brown tried to explain his erratic driving by saying that he "panicked and didn't want a ticket."

Mr. Brown was not charged under VC 22348, the California super speeder law. It contains very stiff penalties for those caught driving over 100 mph. These penalties include:

An attorney regularly practicing in Mojave can use any factual or legal defense you have to either get the ticket thrown out or convince the prosecutor to reduce the fine and/or points.

Mr. Brown was charged with violating VC 23103, the reckless driving statute. It's one of the broadest of its kind. It prohibits driving in "reckless or wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property."

Under this definition, essentially any Fresno traffic ticket could be charged as reckless driving. If you were charged under the statute, an attorney can be your advocate and try to convince the judge that you did not have the requisite mental state.

Mark Bigger is committed to giving individuals a voice when dealing with speeding and traffic tickets.

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