What to Do If You’ve Been Charged with Driving at a Speed of 100 MPH or More in California

car speedingAny speeding offense has the potential to inflict a negative impact on your life. However, an offense where you are accused of traveling at 100 mph or greater can have especially bad consequences, from higher fines to a higher number of points on your license to a loss of driving privileges – even if this was your first moving violation. Because these offenses can be particularly harmful, you should take them seriously. Be sure to defend yourself aggressively, starting with retaining the services of an experienced San Francisco speeding defense attorney.

Back in August, the Richmond Standard reported on two drivers whom CHP officers arrested while traveling across eastbound Interstate 580. The drivers, according to police, were weaving in and out of traffic while traveling at speeds in excess of 100 mph. The two drivers were arrested on suspected reckless driving and speeding, according to an ABC 7 News report.

Getting convicted of driving in excess of 100 mph can lead to profoundly serious outcomes. Unlike other speeding offenses, you will be required to make an appearance before a judge Whereas a judge cannot suspend your license for a first-time speeding offense if you were caught going less than 100, a conviction for going 100 mph or more gives the judge the ability to suspend your license for up to 30 days, and that’s if you have no prior offenses. Additionally, the court can fine you up to $500.

In addition, there is the issue of points on your license. An offense for speeding at 100 mph or more is a two-point offense, whereas most speeding offenses are one-point offenses. That means that, if you had already racked up two points in the previous 12 months, your 100+ mph speeding ticket could trigger an even longer (six months) suspension of your license.

So, what do you do if you’ve been arrested for driving in excess of 100 mph? One of the first things you should do is retain skilled legal counsel. The impact of this arrest is more than just a “simple speeding ticket.” The massive fines, loss of driving privileges and other penalties can be devastating to you, your family and your ability to make a living. Experienced counsel can employ the various defenses that are available in speeding cases. This may involve challenging the calibration and/or accuracy of the device used to assess your speed. It may involve contesting other aspects of your speeding citation as written. There are many varieties of techniques available in speeding offense defense, and a knowledgeable attorney knows which to deploy for the maximum chances of success.

The San Francisco traffic ticket defense professionals at Uthman Law Office are here to help. Attorney David Uthman has over 20 years of experience as a litigation attorney and almost a decade of experience as a police officer. We are keenly familiar with the law and the system, and know how to use both for your best possible outcome in your speeding case. Put our knowledge to work for you. Call us today at (415) 556-9200 to schedule your FREE initial consultation to get the help you need.

More blog posts:

You Can Fight Your Bay Area Speeding Ticket, Regardless of What Technology the Officer Used to ‘Clock’ Your Speed, San Francisco Criminal Lawyer Blog, Aug. 30, 2018

What You Should Do (and What Not to Do) When you Receive a Speeding Ticket in California, San Francisco Criminal Lawyer Blog, March 27, 2018

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