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Why Speeding Over 100 Can Sometimes Be So Easy

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Although CA Vehicle Code (CVC) 22348Speed Laws cautions, “A person who drives a vehicle upon a highway at a speed greater than 100 miles per hour is guilty of an infraction…” sometimes, speeding over 100 mph can be so easy to do. 

Think about it. You’re out there on Interstate 15 (I-15) keeping up with traffic that is going 80-85 mph, and you pull out to pass a slow-moving vehicle. Suddenly, you see the flashing lights and hear the siren, you quickly look down at the speedometer and see that you are speeding over 100. In fact, you are going 107 mph. You think to yourself as the law enforcement officer (LEO) is walking up to your car, “that escalated quickly. How did that happen?”

Speeding Over 100 MPH Was So Easy, but… 

Speeding over 100 mph was so easy, but the LEO is about to fill you in on the severe consequences. Actually, he probably won’t detail all of the ramifications. He will likely tell you that you now have a mandatory court date. He may or may not relay to you that you can hire an attorney to represent you and you DO NOT have to attend personally. 

He might tell you that the base fine is $300 to $500. However, he might not tell you the actual penalty is $900 to $2,600, once the state and San Bernardino County add their ten administrative fees that cover court construction, DNA testing, night court, and seven others. Right off the top, the state will add a 100 percent surcharge if you are convicted, and the county will add 70 percent plus. 

Likewise, if you are convicted or plead guilty, the DMV will assess two Negligent Operator Treatment System (NOTS) points. What’s more, you CANNOT attend Traffic Violators School (TVS) to hide the points from your insurance company. 

Therefore, at renewal when your insurance provider learns of your speeding over 100 conviction, they will double or triple your premium, if they decide to keep you as a client. 

The average Californian driver pays $1,960 annually for auto insurance. After conviction, your new premium could be $3,920 to $5,880 per year for the next seven years. That increase could be as much as $30,000. The fine itself is peanuts compared to the increased insurance premiums.

Think You Are Finished? Not Yet!  

If you choose to plead guilty or defend yourself, you might hear the judge proclaim your guilt and tell you to hand the bailiff your driver’s license because you won’t need it for the next 30 days. CVC 22348 also authorizes the judge discretion to “…suspend the privilege of the person to operate a motor vehicle for a period not to exceed 30 days…”

However, there is hope. Bigger & Harman, APC has a solid reputation in getting dismissals and reduced charges for speeding over 100 mph.

Bigger & Harman, APC Can Handle Your Barstow Speeding Over 100 Ticket

Call Bigger & Harman to discuss your specific situation, (661) 349-9300. Se habla Español (661) 349-9755.

We handle speeding over 100 mph tickets and many other traffic tickets and DMV hearings for clients in Barstow. Give us a call.

Send us an email, attorney@biggerharmanlaw.com.  

References:

CVC 22348Speed Laws