California Speed Contests Attorney
Have you been charged with Speed Contests or Racing? Call Weber Law today!
Being charged with racing crimes in California can be a scary and nerve-wracking experience. When you face traffic charges, family members may panic, your employer may preemptively put you on leave or fire you, and your record could be ruined. Even worse, a traffic crime conviction can mean jail time, hefty fines, and potentially ruin future job aspects. Fortunately, it does not have to be that way, and you do not face these charges alone! Let Weber Law work to create a strong defense and advocate for you in the court room. Call Weber Law today.
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California Speed Contests Charges and Penalties
What are Speed Contests or Racing?
A person who engaged in a motor vehicle speed contest which includes racing against another vehicle, a clock, or other timing device. However, if the event in which the time to cover a prescribed route of more than 20 miles is measured, but where the vehicle does not exceed the speed limits, is not a speed contest.
How are Speed Contests or Racing different from Speeding?
The difference between a speeding ticket and a speed contest ticket is that a speed contest includes racing against a vehicle, a clock, or other timing device. Speeding in general does not include racing, just exceeding the speed limit.
What is the Punishment?
A person convicted of speed contest or racing in California can be punished by imprisonment ranging from twenty-four hours to ninety days, a fine of $355.00 to $1,000.00, or both. Additionally, forty hours of community service must be completed, and the court may suspend the person’s driver’s license for a period of ninety days to six months.
If the person who is convicted of speed contest or racing and causes bodily injury or serious bodily injury or it is their second conviction of speed contest or racing, the punishment can range from imprisonment for thirty days to six months, a fine of $500.00 to $1,000.00 or both.
As the sentence can range so widely depending on the elements of the crime, it is important to have knowledgeable legal counsel who can advocate for the lowest sentence possible.
Even as a Defendant, you still have Rights! Make sure yours were not violated!
Even as an individual facing criminal charges, you have rights, and it is important to know those rights and make sure that they were not violated in any way when you were arrested or charged. Without extensive knowledge of your rights when it comes to police searches, Miranda rights, and your rights when it comes to arrest, it is extremely difficult to get a dismissal or reduction. Do not try to fight these charges on your own—Weber Law is ready to help you today.
Contact Weber Law immediately if you’ve been arrested on a speed contests charge. We offer a free confidential case evaluation – serving Los Angeles and the surrounding areas.
How Can WEBER LAW Help You?
It can be a scary and stressful to have pending criminal charges. Weber Law is here to walk you through the process and defend you every step of the way. Weber Law will work to get your ticket dismissed or lowered by looking at potential defenses and any evidence associated with the citation. If you are not sure how to proceed with a ticket, let Weber Law give you the next steps. Let Weber Law help keep your driving record clean and get you back on the road. If you or someone you know have been cited for speed contest or racing, no matter the circumstances, contact Weber Law today for a consultation.
CA Vehicle § 23109, Speed contests and exhibitions of speed
CA Vehicle § 17, Felony; misdemeanor; infraction; classification of offenses
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