Can a Barstow Speeding Ticket Affect Your Driver’s License? (VC 22349)
If you received a speeding ticket in Barstow, you are probably aware that your citation can result in you having to pay expensive fines. However, you probably don’t know that your speeding violation could also impact your driver’s license.
Our knowledgeable Barstow speeding ticket lawyers have more than 35 years of experience successfully defending clients cited for speeding in Barstow. Let’s take a look at the penalties for a speeding ticket and how it could affect your driving privileges.
Fines for a Speeding Ticket in Barstow (VC 22349)
Under California Vehicle Code Section 22349, it is illegal to drive at a speed greater than the posted speed limit in San Bernardino County. If you are cited for speeding in Barstow, the penalties you face depend upon the rate of speed you were going:
- Driving 1-15 mph over the speed limit: $238 fine
- Driving 16-25 mph over the speed limit: $367 fine
- Driving 26 mph or more over the speed limit: $490 fine
- Driving 100 mph or more: $500 fine
Keep in mind that you will have to pay more than the base fine when you violate a traffic law in Barstow. You will also be required to pay court fees and penalty assessments that could make your ticket cost much more.
Do You Get Points for Speeding in Barstow?
In Barstow, a moving violation will result in one point being added to your driving record. You will receive two points on your driving record if you commit a serious moving violation, such as a hit and run or reckless driving.
Speeding is a moving violation, which means you will receive one point on your record if you are found guilty for speeding in Barstow. However, driving 100 mph or more is considered a serious moving violation under Vehicle Code Section 22348(b), which means you will be assessed two points on your driving record if you commit this traffic violation. A first-time violation of VC 22348(b) could also result in a suspension of your driver’s license for 30 days.
How the Driver’s Point System Works
So, you received a point on your driving record for speeding in Barstow. What exactly does that mean for you?
If you are assessed a certain amount of points in a given time period, you could be deemed a “negligent operator” and have your driver’s license suspended for six months by the DMV.
Your license could be suspended for six months if you receive:
- 4 points in a 12-month period
- 6 points in a 24-month period, or
- 8 or more points in a 36-month period
If you were cited for speeding in Barstow, you should speak to our skilled Barstow speeding ticket lawyers at Wallin & Klarich about your options. Our law firm may be able to fight the ticket and/or keep points off your driving record so that you do not have to worry about having your license suspended by the DMV.
Contact the Speeding Ticket Lawyers at Wallin & Klarich Today
A speeding ticket in Barstow will result in penalties beyond a base fine. Your speeding violation could cost you a substantial amount of money in fines and penalty assessments as well as result in one or two points being added to your driving record. That is why you should not take this matter lightly. Speak to an experienced Barstow speeding ticket lawyer at Wallin & Klarich about fighting your ticket.
Our skilled and knowledgeable speeding ticket lawyers have been successfully defending clients cited for speeding in the Barstow Courthouse for more than 35 years. We know the judges and the policies in this court, and we can help you obtain the best possible outcome in your case.
We have a law office located right across the street from the Barstow Courthouse at:
Wallin & Klarich, A Law Corporation
400 S. 2nd Ave.
Barstow, CA 92311
Contact our law firm today at (877) 466-5245 so we can begin to help you. We will be there when you call.