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undefinedSeveral differences exist between an over 70 mph ticket and a 100+ mph speeding ticket. You could actually save tens of thousands of dollars just by hiring a traffic attorney to negotiate with the judge for a dismissal or reduced charge.

A radar gun or lidar device measures your speed by bouncing a radio wave signal or laser beam off your vehicle to measure your speed. There are various advantages and disadvantages to each, but most authorities agree that when used properly, these devices are extremely accurate if calibrated periodically.

When you hire a traffic attorney to defend your speeding ticket, one of the things they can do  is request the LEO’s training record on the device and the calibration records. If either of those is not up to standard, that could be grounds for dismissal.

Another widely accepted means of measuring speed is pacing. The LEO who believes a driver is speeding will ride behind the vehicle for a specific distance to match their speedometer to determine the driver’s speed.

This type of determination typically depends more on the LEO’s experience as a traffic cop. The level of doubt might be higher for an officer who has only been on traffic detail for less than a year. Likewise, in the case where the car was going too fast to pace, the judge might accept an experienced officer’s estimation of speed, particularly during inclement weather. 

The Penalties & Differences for a 100+ MPH Speeding Ticket Explained

Any speeding ticket below 100 mph is a minor infraction. The conviction of a 26 mph over the speed limit ticket will cost about $490 for the fine. With a 100+ mph speeding ticket, if convicted, the fine could be as much as $2,500.

With a speeding ticket of 25 mph or more over the speed limit but under 100, the driver could still get approval from a traffic court judge, plead guilty, and attend a traffic violator’s school to keep the ticket confidential from their insurance company and employer unless they were in a commercial vehicle when ticketed. A 100+ mph speeding ticket has no provision for TVS, but it does have a mandatory court appearance by the driver or their attorney. 

If convicted of speeding under 100 mph, the DMV will assess one negligent operator treatment system (NOTS) point for a minor infraction that will stay on your motor vehicle driving record (MVR) for three years. Speeding 100+ mph is a major infraction that will be assessed two NOTs points that will stay on your MVR for seven years.

When your insurance company receives the notice of NOTS points from the DMV, usually at your next renewal, they will take away your “good driving discount” of 20% and add the associated risk factor based on your conviction if you were not eligible to attend TVS.  

Once again, the 70 mph speeding ticket could be eligible for TVS; the 100+ mph speeding ticket is never eligible. If convicted on the 70 mph speeding ticket, you will likely pay about $646.80 more per year for three years. If convicted of the 100+ mph speeding ticket, you will likely pay $10,000 or more in increased insurance over the seven years the conviction will stay on your MVR.  

When you receive a speeding ticket, consult an attorney to discover your chances in traffic court. 

Call the Bakersfield Traffic Defense Team of Bigger & Harman to Resolve Your 100+ MPH Speeding Ticket in Barstow, CA

Many Barstow, CA visitors, and residents think they can speed through the desert areas on I-15 and surrounding highways and back roads. Many of those are from LA or military assigned to Fort Irwin, heading to Vegas for a weekend of fun and relaxation. Instead, wind up with a 100+ mph speeding ticket and a mandatory court appearance. 

Call Bigger & Harman, (661) 349-9300. Se habla Español (661) 349-9755.



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