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undefinedFresno’s Fox26News reported, “Man arrested after 100 mph high-speed chase through Fresno County.” From our point of view, this young man has more problems than just speeding over 100 mph.

“Units backed off at that time, but the driver kept driving recklessly, running red lights, and driving at high speed.” — Izaiah Cazares, FOX26. 

In the story, it is revealed that he didn’t have a driver’s license, he resisted arrest by police officers, and drove recklessly. All three of those are misdemeanor crimes. Speeding over 100 mph is a major infraction. It is a serious offense, though not a misdemeanor that could lead to jail time or probation.

What Are the Penalties for Speeding Over 100 MPH in Fresno, California?

The first penalty is the fine: CA Vehicle Code (VC) Section 22348Speed Laws, prescribes a “base fine” “…not to exceed five hundred dollars ($500).” This statute was approved and published in 1959. Since then, the CA Assembly has added ten surcharges, assessments, and penalties bringing the total to nearly four times the base fine. 

If convicted of speeding over 100 mph in Fresno, you could pay as much as $2,137 or as little as $859. Most judges impose a base fine of between $300 and $500. Then, the surcharges to pay for DNA testing, night court operations, court construction, emergency services, and others are added to that base fine, and the total is what you must pay.

However, that is just the beginning. The third penalty is the two negligent operator treatment system (NOTS) points assessed by the DMV if convicted. Those two NOTS points will remain on your motor vehicle driving record (MVR) for seven years. Once your auto insurance provider learns of those tow NOTS points for speeding over 100 mph, they will pull your “20% good driver’s discount.”

For the average CA driver, that will mean paying $458 more annually for auto insurance, but that’s not all. They will also add the risk associated with driving over 100 mph. Those two penalties will likely double or triple your premium. It could be much more if you have a teen on your policy.

Finally, the two NOTS points are halfway to a six-month suspension and 12-month driving probation. Plus, the judge is given latitude by CA VC Section 22348 to suspend your driving privileges for thirty days. 

“The court may also suspend the privilege of the person to operate a motor vehicle for a period not to exceed 30 days.”

Why You Should Hire a Traffic Attorney to Represent You

Hiring a traffic attorney for speeding over 100 mph is crucial. Their experience and knowledge could substantially reduce fines, points, and potential license suspensions. 

Beyond allowing you to go to work while an attorney resolves your speeding ticket, an attorney could negotiate a reduced charge, possibly get approval from the judge to attend traffic violator’s school, or an outright dismissal if circumstances warrant it.

Don't risk your future; choose a seasoned attorney to defend your rights and minimize the consequences. Your financial freedom is worth it.

Download our eBook for more information, “4 Unknown Consequences of a Ticket for Driving over 100 MPH.”

Ask Bigger & Harman About Speeding over 100 MPH in Fresno, CA

When faced with speeding over 100 mph in Fresno Courthouse, call Bigger & Harman, APC, at (661) 349-9300. 

Or, use the handy contact form to schedule a free consultation or email

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The CA Driver Handbook English y Español.

The article, Average cost of car insurance in CA for 2023.

CA VC Section 22348Speed Laws.

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