When you get a 100+ mph speeding ticket in Mojave, CA, often the worst of the associated consequences is the 30-day suspension of driving privileges.
Many consider traffic violations in CA a minor inconvenience. But life out in Mojave without a driver’s license can be more than a little troublesome, especially if you are the only licensed driver in the family. How do you get back and forth to school or work, let alone go shopping or attend social functions?
This is not LA or SF, where you can just jump on the Metro or a bus and go. Just about everywhere you go, you must drive or catch an expensive taxi.
What Are the Significant Consequences of a 100+ MPH Speeding Ticket Conviction
When you are issued a citation for speeding 100+ mph, you incur a mandatory court appearance by you or an attorney as your representative. However, if convicted, you face a hefty fine of between $900 and $2,500, plus two negligent operator treatment system (NOTS) points that will remain on your motor vehicle driving record (MVR) for seven years.
That means, when your insurance company learns of your conviction, usually at renewal, they could raise your premium 200 or 300%. Imagine paying two or three times more than you are paying now. Can you afford $3,000 to $5,000 more for car insurance? That drastic rise often financially cripples a lower income family. Some never recover financially. Hiring a traffic attorney can save you tens of thousands of dollars, and the added inconvenience of a 30-day suspension.
According to the Aceable, an average Californian pays $163 per month for auto insurance coverage. Of course, if you have a teen driver on your insurance, you will pay much, much more, and a 40-50-year-old will pay less.
Other factors that affect your premium include the zip code where you park your car, the distance you drive to and from work or school, whether you rent or own, marital status, and others. CA is one of the only states that does not allow your insurance company to consider gender or credit score.
Although you will pay 20% more than the national average in CA, you will pay 20% less if you have a good driving record. Proposition 103 also requires insurance companies to give a 20% “good driver’s discount.” However, the most significant factor is your MVR. If you have had an “at-fault”* motor vehicle accident, two or more minor infractions, or one serious violation, you will not be eligible for the discount.
Note: In CA, you had an at-fault accident if the investigator found you were more than 0% responsible for the accident.
Nowhere is it more accurate than in CA; if you can’t afford your traffic ticket, you cannot afford not to fight it with a traffic attorney. Don’t go it alone; call for help.
Call the Bakersfield Traffic Defense Team of Bigger & Harman
Many Mojave, CA, residents and visitors believe they can step down on the gas in the desert-area or on Highway 58 but get caught and cited with a 100+ mph speeding ticket. Call Bigger & Harman, (661) 349-9300. Se habla Español (661) 349-9755.
We have a very high success rate fighting 100+ mph speeding tickets in traffic courts across Central Valley. Regardless of your current financial situation, a conviction will only make it much worse. Give us a call, and let’s discuss it.
The 2020 CA Driver Handbook.pdf