When you receive a 100+ mph speeding ticket, don’t confront the CHP or LEO there on the side of the road, sign your ticket, and consult a CA traffic ticket attorney.
Most CHP wear a body cam, and your confrontational approach will only compound your problems. Don’t do something you will regret.
Similarly, you should not admit to speeding over 100 even if they ask how fast you were going, which most law enforcement officers (LEO) do. Your Constitutional rights under the Fifth Amendment apply just as well for traffic violations such as 100+ mph speeding tickets as they do for misdemeanors or felonies.
Joe Walsh Song about a 100+ MPH Speeding Ticket
Joe Walsh sang in "Life's Been Good":
“My Maserati does one-eighty-five
I lost my license, now I don't drive
I have a limo, ride in the back
I lock the doors in case I'm attacked.”
The song was satirical because Joe Walsh never owned a Maserati, nor did he lose his license to the government for speeding. The inspiration for the song was that he lost his wallet, credit cards, and driver’s license but mostly rode in limos anyway. He did confess to knocking out a wall in a hotel, in any case.
The unfortunate truth about many drivers in California losing their license is they never get it back. Not celebrities, of course, but the “regular Joe or Josie” who can’t afford all the fees and problems that come with losing their license, particularly the rise in auto insurance premiums.
For many, it is a downward spiral that they don’t recover from; your best bet is to challenge your 100+ mph speeding ticket in court with a knowledgeable and experienced CA traffic attorney.
Celebrity 100+ MPH Speeding Tickets
Many celebrities and athletes have one, such as Bieber, LeBron James, Matt Dillon, and Al Gore’s son. We’re not referring to a Maserati, Rolls Royce, nor Bugatti, but a 100+ mph speeding ticket.
At least in CA, you do not have to worry about jail time as you would in Virginia. Likewise, CA doesn’t have permanently installed speed-enforced cameras yet. Yes, you may see signs flashing your speed on the side of the freeway, but those are only a courtesy as of now. You needn’t fear a mailed speeding ticket in CA. However, if you travel to Arizona, you could get one in the mail when you get home.
Unlike Joe Walsh and many of these celebrities, if we lose our license, we can’t ride in the back of a chauffeur-driven limo. In Inyo County and most of California outside the big cities, you need a vehicle to get around. However, if you’re convicted, you face an possible 30-day suspension, and you are halfway to a six-month suspension and 12-months’ probation.
Your 100+ MPH Speeding Ticket
You should always consult a CA traffic attorney because the fine if convicted, will be $900 to $2,500, the DMV will assess two negligent operator treatment system (NOTS) points, your auto insurance provider will likely double or triple your rate if they decide to retain you as a client, and the judge has the option to suspend your driving privileges for 30-days automatically.
Consult Bigger & Harman, APC, When You Get a 100+ MPH Speeding Ticket
Whether your court date is in Bishop or Independence for speeding on I-395 or another highway, call Bigger & Harman, (661) 349-9300. Se habla Español (661) 349-9755.
We are California traffic defense lawyers who maintain an office in Bakersfield. We practice only traffic law to give our client the best possible chance for dismissal or a reduced charge. We can often persuade the judge to accept a plea to a lesser charge to free up the trial calendar—even in Independence and Bishop, traffic courts often get crowded.
References:22348, Speed Laws