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Will I Lose My Driver’s License for a Speeding Ticket in California?

Many of us exceed the speed limit when driving, often without even realizing we were doing so. When someone is accused of speeding, they face a wide variety of consequences. Unfortunately, these consequences can drastically impact a person’s life, in a variety of ways. If you are someone who recently received a speeding ticket in California, you’re most likely now wondering what types of penalties you may face and whether you will lose your driver’s license. Please continue reading and contact our dedicated Tehama County traffic violation lawyer to learn more about speeding tickets in California and how we can help if you’ve been charged with one. Here are some of the questions you may have:

Can I lose my driver’s license for a speeding ticket in CA?

The first thing you should understand about speeding tickets in the state of California is that there are two types–the first is for motorists who are allegedly caught speeding while traveling over 100 mph, and the other is for those speeding while under 100 mph. The consequences for violating the speed limit while traveling under 100 mph in California are as follows:

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

Fortunately, in most cases, a speeding ticket involving traveling under 100 mph will not warrant a driver’s license suspension. That said, if you’ve received several speeding tickets over a period of time and you’ve accrued enough points on your driver’s license, you may face a suspension.

What are the penalties for a speeding ticket involving a motorist traveling over  100 miles per hour in California?

When someone is charged with traveling over 100 miles per hour, they will most likely face harsher consequences. Those consequences are as follows:

  • A 30-day driver’s license suspension
  • Higher insurance premiums
  • Higher fines and penalty assessments
  • 2 Negligent Operator Points on their DMV driving record

As you can see, a speeding ticket here in the state of California is no small matter. Especially if you find yourself in a situation where you may lose your license, you should strongly consider retaining the services of a California traffic violation lawyer who can fight your charges.


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.