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 $500 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 $500
- The maximum fine for a second offense within 3 years is $750
- The maximum fine is $1000 if you were convicted of two or more prior offenses within 5 years
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.”
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