Sometimes, it’s difficult to compare all the consequences of a regular speeding ticket to that of an over 100 mph speeding ticket conviction.
When a driver pays the fine for a speeding ticket, it is the same as pleading guilty. The DMV will assess negligent operator treatment system (NOTS) points after conviction. You can typically attend traffic violator’s school except when you were going more than 25 mph up to 100 mph — a traffic court judge can approve attendance in that case, but not for a violation of VC 22348(b)- the code for exceeding 100 MPH.
Many drivers just look at the amount of the fine to determine if they should pay it or hire a traffic attorney. However, the fine is only a small portion of the actual expense of a speeding ticket conviction.
Always consult with a traffic attorney before deciding to pay the fine. Many circumstances could lead to a reduced charge or dismissal. Not all speeding tickets are winnable in court; however, you won’t know if yours is or not until you discuss the situation with an attorney.
Just the difference in getting approval to attend traffic violator’s school (TVS) can be worth up to $1,500 for the average Californian. Consider you pay $1960 annually for auto insurance, which is the average. Of course, teens up to 30 or so pay much, much more, and where you live, how far you drive to work or school, and many other factors can affect how much you pay.
One of the most significant factors in determining your premium is your motor vehicle driving record (MVR) and your “good driver’s discount.” Your good driver’s discount is worth 20 percent of your premium; plus, if you lose it, your auto insurance provider will add the increased risk involved with your reason for losing it.
Let’s take a look at the differences between a regular speeding ticket conviction and one for speeding over 100 mph.
Consequences of a Conviction on a Regular Speeding Ticket
Consequences of a Conviction on an Over 100 MPH Speeding Ticket
No mandatory court appearance
Mandatory court appearance required by you or an attorney
Possible $238 to $490 fine
Possible $900 to $2,500 fine
Traffic Violators School (TVS) possible to mask the conviction from the public
Traffic Violators School (TVS) not possible
DMV assesses one NOTS point
DMV assesses two NOTS point
NOTS points stay on driving record for three years
NOTS points stay on driving record for seven years
Auto insurance typically increases $392 to $600 per year for three years
Auto insurance typically increases $1960 to $3920 per year for up to seven years
No court-ordered suspension
Possible 30-day court-ordered suspension
Traffic Attorneys Who Regularly Assist Drivers with Speeding Tickets in Mojave Traffic Court in Kern County
When you get a speeding ticket on Highway #58 in Kern County, call Bigger & Harman, (661) 349-9300. Se habla Español (661) 349-9755. We can also assist you with a DMV NOTS hearing. Give us a call.
The 2020 CA Driver Handbook.pdf