The consequences of a 100+ mph speeding violation in Mono County start almost immediately, but they don’t have to linger if you take the appropriate action.
One of the most obvious consequences will likely be pointed out to you by the law enforcement officer (LEO) who issues you the ticket. They will likely tell you that you have a mandatory court appearance and if you fail to appear (FTA) — that is a misdemeanor crime.
CA Vehicle Code (CVC) Section 40508 (a), Release Upon Promise to Appear, states, “A person willfully violating his or her written promise to appear…is guilty of a misdemeanor…”
As if the consequences of getting distracted by the beauty of the Sierras, Mount Whitney, Death Valley, Bodie, or many of the other wonders along I-395 in Owens Valley in eastern CA is not enough, now you must worry about watching the mail for a court notice and making sure you appear for the arraignment and trial date.
Further, if you are only passing through, you’ll need to return here for both. That could mean missing one or two days of work or school, travel and hotel expenses, and more. However, your best option is to hire a traffic ticket defender to relieve you of these worries.
Regardless of how much they charge, it is the best choice.
The Other Little-Known Consequences of a 100+ MPH Speeding Ticket in Mono County
Here are some other consequences you might not need to anguish over when you hire a knowledgeable and experienced traffic attorney.
A traffic attorney can often get a dismissal or reduced charge. Although many drivers think pleading with LEO on the side of the highway will get a reduction under 100, it rarely happens. Altering the speed could make it difficult to prove your speed.
However, a traffic court judge can and often does agree to a reduced charge when a traffic attorney asks for a deal instead of contesting the case at trial.
The fine might be the same as that for 100+ mph speeding, but the consequences are substantially less than for the original charge.
If convicted of the original charge, the DMV will assess two negligent operator treatment system (NOTS) points if you are convicted — halfway to a NOTS suspension and probation of six months and one year, respectively.
However, since the average premium for full coverage on your car in CA is $2,190 annually, according to Bankrate, you could save tens of thousands by attending TVS. If convicted of the major infraction of 100+ mph speeding, your “good driver’s discount” and the increased risk associated with it could push your total increased premium over a period of years to over $10,000 more than if you had kept your record clean. The conviction stays on your record for seven years.
One final probable consequence you should be aware of is the discretion allowed to traffic court judges to suspend your driving privileges for 30 days immediately. When you represent yourself (never a wise choice), you might hear the judge pronounce you guilty and say, “Pay the court clerk the fine of $2,200 on your way out and hand your driver’s license to the bailiff. You won’t need it for the next thirty days.”
Do yourself and your budget a massive favor and hire a traffic attorney to handle your 100+ mph speeding ticket.
Bigger & Harman, APC, the Bakersfield Traffic Attorneys, Who Frequently Handle 100+ MPH Speeding Ticket in Mono County
Call Bigger & Harman at (661) 349-9300 if you get cited with a 100+ mph speeding violation on I-395 in Mono County.
We have been entrusted with defending more than 20,000 traffic tickets across California. Including more than a thousand 100+ mph speeding tickets. Give us a call or email us to get the specifics of what we can do for you.
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The 2021 CA Driver Handbook English y Español.CVC Section 22348, Speed Laws & 40508 (a) Release Upon Promise to Appear.