VC 22348b Consequences
Driving over 100 miles per hour in California is a very serious charge, as you face potentially:-
- A fine of up to $900 for a first offense
- A 30-day license suspension for a first offense
- And 2 points going on your DMV driver's license record.
How the California DMV Point System works
If you get:-
- 4 points in one year
- 6 points in two years
- or 8 points in three years
then the California DMV will want to suspend your license for 6 months for being a negligent operator, a driver with too many points.
Mandatory Court Appearance
A ticket for driving over 100mph in California - VC 22348(b) - requires a mandatory appearance in court by you or your lawyer.
You cannot do traffic school for this violation.
Fines for driving over 100 mph
- The maximum fine for a first offense is $900
Differences between a 100 mph ticket versus other speeding tickets
The law in California
The following details of the law can be found here http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/codes_displayText.xhtml?lawCode=VEH&division=11.&title=&part=&chapter=7.&article=1. :-
V C Section 22348 Excessive Speed and Designated Lane Use
(b) A person who drives a vehicle upon a highway at a speed greater than 100 miles per hour is guilty of an infraction punishable, as follows:
(1) Upon a first conviction of a violation of this subdivision, by a fine of not to exceed five hundred dollars ($500). The court may also suspend the privilege of the person to operate a motor vehicle for a period not to exceed 30 days pursuant to Section 13200.5.
(2) Upon a conviction under this subdivision of an offense that occurred within three years of a prior offense resulting in a conviction of an offense under this subdivision, by a fine of not to exceed seven hundred fifty dollars ($750). The person's privilege to operate a motor vehicle shall be suspended by the Department of Motor Vehicles pursuant to subdivision (a) of Section 13355.
(3) Upon a conviction under this subdivision of an offense that occurred within five years of two or more prior offenses resulting in convictions of offenses under this subdivision, by a fine of not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000). The person's privilege to operate a motor vehicle shall be suspended by the Department of Motor Vehicles pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 13355."
Your insurance rates are likely to go up
Although this offense (Going over 100 mph - VC 22348(b)) has some serious consequences, under the law it is an infraction, not a misdemeanor, and will not result in a criminal record. However, this violation is likely to cause your insurance rates to go way up because of the two DMV points it puts on your California driver's license.
Potential license suspension
Many Judges do not like people driving over 100 mph (VC 22348(b) because of the increased risk of an accident occurring at this high speed.
Judges under Vehicle Code Section 13200 and Vehicle Code Section 13200.5, have the power to suspend your license for 30 days for driving over 100 mph (VC 22348(b)). If you have been previously convicted of speeding, the license suspension can be 60 days or more. So be aware of this potential license suspension with 100 mph tickets and be aware that Judges do have the power to suspend your license for 30 days for driving over 100 mph (VC 22348(b)).
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