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What Are the Penalties for a Speeding Ticket in California?

What Are the Penalties for a Speeding Ticket in California?

Here in the state of California, the penalties for speeding tickets are designated a bit differently than in other states. In California, there are two main types of speeding penalties, which are for drivers speeding under 100 miles per hour and those who were speeding while traveling over 100 miles per hour. Regardless of whether you were caught speeding under or over 100 miles per hour, you have a lot to consider. Often, people don’t realize just how significantly a speeding ticket can impact their future, which is why they seldom imagine it necessary to hire an attorney. However, this couldn’t be farther from the truth. Please continue reading and reach out to our experienced Tehama County traffic violation lawyer to learn more about the consequences of speeding tickets in California and how we can help you fight them. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What happens if I get a speeding ticket for exceeding the speed limit while traveling under 100 miles per hour?

When someone is pulled over by law enforcement and receives a speeding ticket for exceeding the speed limit while traveling under 100 miles per hour, they will face various consequences, including the following:

  • High fines
  • Penalty assessments
  • 1 Negligent Operator Point on their DMV driving record

You should also note that even one speeding ticket can warrant an increase in your insurance premiums, which essentially means that you will be paying for your speeding ticket for years down the road. This is why even if this is your first offense, you should strongly consider retaining competent legal counsel who can help combat your speeding ticket.

What happens if I get a speeding ticket for exceeding the speed limit while traveling over  100 miles per hour?

If you are allegedly caught traveling at a speed that exceeds 100 miles per hour in the state of California, you can expect to face the following penalties:

  • Even harsher fines and penalties assessments
  • A 30-day suspension of your driver’s license
  • Spiked insurance premiums
  • 2 Negligent Operator Points on your DMV driving record

You should note that anyone who accumulates a certain number of points on their license within a certain period of time is also at risk of having their driver’s license suspended. Whether you’ve received a speeding ticket for traveling under or over 100 miles per hour, you need a knowledgeable attorney on your side. Our firm is here to help fight your ticket at every turn.

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Here at Cohen Criminal Law, we believe that everyone is innocent until proven guilty. Our mission is to defend your rights, and we are committed to that mission. We will be your number one advocate through every step of the process. Attorney Cohen has fought on behalf of those charged with crimes and traffic violations for over 30 years, and he is ready to fight for you, too. Contact Cohen Criminal Law today to schedule your free initial consultation with our firm.

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