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undefinedSome CA roads can be tempting for those seeking speed, but the penalties for speeding 100+ mph comes with severe consequences that go far beyond a typical speeding ticket. 

CA Vehicle Code (VC) Section 22348Speed Laws classifies driving over 100 mph as a major traffic infraction, not a misdemeanor, as is erroneously stated on some websites.

However, the penalties can make it as financially expensive as a misdemeanor without a criminal record.

Some of the Obvious Penalties for Speeding 100+ MPH Conviction in CA

Getting caught speeding 100+ mph in California carries significant penalties:

  • A Mandatory Court Appearance: Unlike minor infractions, speeding 100+ mph requires mandatory court appearances, eliminating the option of resolving the issue through traffic school or by paying the fine online. A few exceptions to that is the  Bridgeport or Mammoth Lakes Mono County Courthouses as well as Inyo County, where judges allow people to pay without an appearance. However, the long-term costs is a lot less than having an attorney come in and defend you.
  • Steeper Fines: Expect a hefty fine ranging from $859 to $2,137. Repeat offenses within three years of the first conviction and a third within five years lead to an even steeper fine, highlighting the seriousness of such violations.
  • License Suspension: A 30-day driving privilege suspension is a possible, significantly impacting your ability to get around, and everyone in Mono County knows the ability to drive is essential here.

Long-Term Repercussions:

Speeding 100+ mph doesn't just impact your wallet immediately. It also has long-term consequences:

Double or Triple Insurance Premiums: Insurance companies view such violations as high-risk behavior, leading to a significant increase in your car insurance premiums, potentially doubling or even tripling the costs. 

In extreme cases, your insurance company might refuse to cover you altogether. Although auto insurance is mandatory in CA, it is not mandatory for your insurance company to retain you after a conviction.

Seeking Legal Help to Avoid Penalties for Speeding 100+ MPH, Possibly

If you've been cited for speeding 100+ mph, consider seeking the assistance of a knowledgeable and experienced traffic attorney. 

They can:

  • Analyze your case and potentially negotiate a lesser charge or fine, saving you money and potentially protecting your license.
  • Guide you through the legal process and ensure your rights are protected.
  • Represent you in court so that you won’t need to return to Mono County for court and can go to work as usual, saving you money and the embarrassment of asking for one or two days off to attend traffic court.

While the thrill of exceeding the speed limit might be tempting, the potential penalties for speeding 100+ mph are severe and long-lasting. 

Respecting the law and considering the consequences is crucial. However, if you do find yourself facing a 100+ mph speeding ticket, remember that knowledgeable traffic attorneys are available to help you navigate the legal complexities and fight for the best possible outcome. 

Ask Bigger & Harman About Speeding 100+ MPH in Mono County, CA

Call Bigger & Harman, APC, at (661) 349-9300, when facing a speeding 100+ mph ticket in a Mono County Courthouse at Mammoth Lakes or Bridgeport, CA. Se habla Español (661) 349-9755.

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


The CA Driver Handbook English y Español.

CVC Section 22348Speed Laws.

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