Speed Contest You Don't Need to Accept the Consequences

Newport Beach Speed Contest Attorney

Fighting for You with Experience & Skill in Los Angeles County

Under California Vehicle Code 23109(a), it is a crime to willfully take part in a speed contest. The law defines a speed contest as one vehicle racing against another or against a clock or timer. Under the law, this offense is charged as a misdemeanor. Furthermore, anyone who has been found blocking traffic in order to conduct such a contest may be charged as well.

If you have been charged with the violation of a speed contest, you can rely on experienced legal representation from RPM Law. Being convicted of a misdemeanor can have serious consequences, including a criminal record. Trying to outmaneuver the legal system on your own is never a good idea, which is why we highly recommend that you turn to a professional, such as Attorney Ryan Mac Eachern at our firm.

For a free initial consultation, call RPM Law at (714) 699-9889 or contact us online.

Speed Contest Violation Consequences

Speed contests generally involve excessive speeds across roads, often at 100 miles per hour or more.

Being found guilty of a speed contest carries the following potential penalties:

  • From 24 hours up to 90 days in county jail
  • A fine of $355 up to $1,000
  • 40 hours of community service
  • A driver’s license restriction of anywhere from 90 days up to 6 months (in which you are only allowed to drive to work)

Penalties are enhanced if you have a previous speed contest conviction or if the contest resulted in bodily injury or serious bodily injury, such as fractures, concussions, and wounds requiring sutures. In these instances, jail time can be increased from a minimum of 30 days to a maximum of 6 months with the minimum fine increased to $500.

If you are found guilty and convicted of this misdemeanor, you may also face the impounding of the vehicle used in the contest. The impound can last up to 30 days and you will face the expense involved of obtaining your car once the impound period has ended.

To fight such a misdemeanor, you will need the knowledge and skills of an attorney who is experienced with handling these matters in court. Our Newport Beach speed contest defense attorney is well-versed in the law, procedures, and methods for building a strong defense and presenting it before the judge.

Contact RPM Law through our online request form or at (714) 699-9889 for the legal assistance you need.

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  • Case Dismissed Driving On Suspended License
  • Case Dismissed Driving On Suspended License
  • Penalties Reduced Driving On Suspended License with prior convictions
  • Penalties Reduced Driving when privilege suspended or revoked (DUI)
  • Case Dismissed Driving without valid driver license
  • Penalties Reduced Driving without valid driver license
  • Case Dismissed Exceeding maximum speed of 65 MPH
  • Penalty Reduced Failure of vehicles subject to use designated lane
  • Case Dismissed Failure of vehicles subject to use designated lane
  • Penalty Reduced Failure to obey traffic control sign
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