Getting pulled over for speeding can be a stressful experience, but getting pulled over for speeding over 100 mph can be downright terrifying.
If you have been cited for speeding over 100 mph in CA, it's important to understand the consequences and your options for defending the ticket. This blog post will explore what you need to know about defending a speeding over 100 mph conviction, including the mandatory court appearance, the fine if convicted, the increased insurance premium, and the possible 30-day driving privilege suspension.
The Mandatory Court Appearance
If you have been cited for speeding over 100 mph in CA, you must appear in court. You must appear in the county where you were ticketed, or an attorney must represent you. If you fail to appear in court or hire an attorney, a bench warrant might be issued, and the next time you are stopped could mean a trip to the police station to post bail.
The Fine for a Speeding Over 100 If Conviction
If convicted of speeding over 100 mph in CA, you will face a fine between $900 and $2,500, depending on your driving record, the county where you were ticketed, and the judge. The court may also assess other fees and penalties, including court costs and administrative fees. It's important to note that the fine is just one of the consequences of a speeding over 100 mph conviction.
The Increased Insurance Premium
In addition to the fine, a speeding over 100 mph conviction in CA will also result in two Negligent Operator Treatment System (NOTS) points on your driving record. These points will stay on your record for seven years and will cause your insurance premiums to increase significantly.
No driver's school is allowed for speeding over 100 mph, so you cannot attend to have the NOTS points hidden from the insurance provider. The higher the speed, the higher your insurance will be.
Automatic 30-Day Driving Privilege Suspension
Under CA Vehicle Code (CVC) Section 22348, Other Speed Laws, a judge is authorized to suspend a driver's license for 30 days for a conviction of speeding over 100 mph. This suspension is the judge’s discretion and can only be avoided with the assistance of a traffic attorney, typically.
Additionally, if you accumulate too many NOTS points (four within one year, six within two years, or eight within three years) your license may be suspended for up to six months with concurrent probation or revoked.
Defending a Speeding Over 100 MPH Conviction
There is no “Get out of jail free card” for speeding over 100 mph. However, Bigger & Harman have a solid reputation as defenders of this violation.
If you were cited for speeding over 100 mph in CA, it's important to understand your options for defending the ticket. One option is to contest the ticket in court. A traffic attorney can review the evidence and develop a strategy for contesting the ticket. Another option an attorney might employ is negotiating with the prosecutor for a reduced charge or sentence.
Consult with Bigger & Harman, to Assist with a Speeding Over 100 MPH Ticket in Merced County, CA
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CVC Section 22348, Other Speed Laws.