Many drivers who MS Bing, “How much is a 100+ mph speeding ticket in CA?” get an answer that is so far off-base that they don’t bother to consult a traffic lawyer. This could lead to a financial disaster.
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Therefore, let’s examine the difference between the traffic lawyer’s fee and the cost of a 100+ mph speeding ticket conviction.
First, CA counties maintain jurisdiction over all traffic tickets within the county. It is a massive source of revenue. The county will receive 70% of the base fine in the form of a surcharge allowed by the state.
Ten state and county penalties, assessments and surcharges are added to the base fine, which in the case of a 100+ mph speeding ticket conviction is $300 to $500.
CA Vehicle Code (CVC) Section 22348 (b) (1), Other Speed Laws, explicitly states, “Upon a first conviction of a violation of this subdivision, by a fine of not to exceed five hundred dollars ($500).” The base fine for subsequent convictions is $750 and $1,000.
It’s unclear where the two sources above came up with $200, as this traffic code was written and approved by the CA legislature and the governor in 1959. Since then, however, the legislature has added surcharges and assessments for DNA testing, court construction, night court, EMT and EMS training and equipping, and five others.
Therefore, a conviction for 100+ mph speeding could result in a fine totaling $900 to $2,600.
However, the fine is “only the tip of the iceberg.” Typically, the two negligent operator treatment system (NOTS), which will be public information because this “major infraction” cannot be kept confidential by attending Traffic Violator’s School (TVS).
At renewal, your auto insurance provider will learn of your 100+ mph speeding ticket conviction and double or triple your premium. That is, if they decide to retain you as a client.
Since the average CA driver pays $183 per month or $2,190 annually, that could mean a premium increase of $2,190 to $4,380 per year for seven years, a minimum of $15,330.
“Drivers in the Golden State pay an average of $2,190 per year, or about $183 per month.” – Bankrate.
Considering the travel back to Barstow, if you live elsewhere, possibly two days missed work or school, meals, and lodging, your total cost could be around $5,000 the first year and $2,000 to $4,000 per year after that.
Don’t you think you could hire a traffic attorney much cheaper than $5,000? Then, you won’t have to worry about the other six years of increased insurance premiums or selling your family car and buying a used car.
The consequences of a 100+ mph speeding ticket conviction could create a financial disaster. Please don’t risk your family’s financial health.
Ask Bigger & Harman About a Speeding Ticket in Barstow Traffic Court
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Mark Bigger and Paul Harman have the knowledge and experience of more than a decade as traffic ticket defenders – if you have more questions, download and read our book, 4 Unknown Consequences of Driving Over 100 MPH and call our office to set up a consultation.
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CVC Section 22348, Speed Laws.
The Bankrate article, Average cost of car insurance in California for 2022.