It is easy to exceed the speed limit in the Mojave Desert – nothing but flat pavement, sunshine, tumbleweeds and some cacti for as far as the eye can see. But a clear, straight highway doesn’t mean you will not get pulled over for speeding. Even in the desert, the CHP is waiting in the shadows to give you a fat ticket that will have you heading off to court if you don’t want it landing on your record.
Many of the traffic cases seen in the Mojave court system are residents from Bakersfield, Los Angeles, Ridgecrest or other cities in or around Kern County. Most people are just passing through using highway 58 or 14, heading toward Las Vegas or out into the desert for some recreation. It may seem like no one is watching and everyone tends to step a little heavier on the accelerator when heading through the east end of Kern County. But, the CHP are out with their radar guns and before you know it, you can find yourself stopped and signing a speeding ticket in the desert.
Desert Speeding Ticket Penalties
Any speeding ticket in California is going to affect your driving record. You can be looking at one point added for most speeding tickets that can stay on your license for 39 months. You also get to look forward to higher insurance premiums and a fine if you cannot keep that ticket off your record. However, for many people, it is not just the standard 10-15 MPH over the limit they get when they are in the desert – it is the costly 100 MPH+ ticket that can have much tougher penalties.
It is so easy to speed in the desert and there is nothing in your way to finally put down the petal to see what your vehicle can do. Unfortunately, this happens around the clock and the highway patrol knows just where to hide to catch you speeding when you come through Mojave. These 100 MPH+ tickets are covered under CVC 22348(b) and can saddle you with two points on your license for up to seven years, more than double your insurance premiums, result in a 30-day license suspension and cost you up to $2,500 in fines.
Mojave Speeding Ticket Lawyers
If a joy ride in the desert ended up with you getting a speeding ticket, let us handle your day in Mojave court – you don’t even need to appear. Our lawyers at Bigger & Harman, APC, are committed to helping you fight speeding tickets, even the costly 100 MPH+ ticket. Call today at 661-859-1177 or email email@example.com to discuss your speeding ticket. Se Habla Español 661-376-0214.