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3 Things to Do When You Get a 100+ Speeding Ticket

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The first thing you should do after getting a 100+ speeding ticket is to hire Bigger & Harman because you will have a mandatory court appearance, and they can do that for you without your presence. Therefore, if you get a 100+ speeding ticket in Barstow, CA, and have a court date in Barstow Traffic Court, call Bigger & Harman, then sit back, relax, and let the Bakersfield Traffic Law team handle everything.

The Consequences of a 100+ Speeding Ticket

The first consequence is the mandatory court date because no matter where you live, you must return to the California county where you were ticketed in most cases. CA counties maintain jurisdiction of traffic offenses so that they get the revenue from the fine.

In the case of a 100+ speeding ticket, if convicted, your fine could be anywhere from $900 to $2,500. Although CA Vehicle Code (CVC) Section 22348 (b)(1), Speed Laws, states the maximum fine is $500 for a first conviction, that is the base fine. Then, the county and state add fees, surcharges, and penalties for night court, court construction, DNA testing, a 100% state penalty, a 70% county penalty, and emergency services fee, and others.

Then, the DMV will assess two negligent operator treatment system (NOTS) points. When your car insurance company sees the points at renewal, they will raise your auto insurance premium, normaly 100 or 200 percent. Since this conviction will stay on your motor vehicle driving record (MVR) for seven years, it will cost the average driver $13,720 to $27,440 in additional premiums. But, the actual increase will depend on your individual situation and risk factors.

However, there is one little known consequence, which is the ability of the traffic court judge to suspend your driving privileges for thirty days, even for a first time offender. This most frequently happens to the driver who tries to represent themselves. Without knowledge of court etiquette and protocol, they might admit guilt and incriminate themselves, or they might not know when or how to ask for a dismissal of charges. What’s more, a second conviction within three years of the first will result in an automatic longer suspension.

Most drivers without a background in traffic law wouldn’t even know how to approach the court about a reduced charge. In the old days, you could appeal to the District Attorney, but now the only one who can allow a reduced charge or dismissal is the traffic court judge.

Bigger & Harman, APC, Can Handle Your 100+ Speeding Ticket in Barstow, CA

One of the most traveled routes to Vegas from LA is I-15. It is also one of the roads where drivers receive a 100+ speeding ticket. You would think drivers would get that gambling spirit out of their system in Vegas. If you get ticketed around Barstow, CA, call Bigger & Harman, (661) 349-9300, and avoid the trip back to traffic court. Se habla Español (661) 349-9755.

A dismissal could save you from all these consequences, but a mere reduction from a two-point infraction to one NOTS point can save you thousands of dollars, not just the fine, but also nearly seven years of doubled or tripled insurance premiums.

Email: attorney@biggerharmanlaw.com.

References:

The 2020 CA Driver Handbook.pdf

CVC Section 22348 Speed Laws