Barstow Speeding Ticket Attorney
Were you cited for speeding in Barstow?
Did you get cited for speeding on the way to or from Las Vegas? Were you issued a ticket for speeding on Interstates 15 or 40? You should contact an experienced Barstow speeding ticket attorney to discuss how you can fight your speeding ticket.
Our experienced speeding ticket attorneys at Wallin & Klarich have been successfully representing clients in traffic matters in Barstow Court for more than 35 years. Let us help you with you speeding ticket today. Call our office at (877) 466-5245 for a free phone consultation regarding your case. We will be there when you call.
What kind of speeding ticket did you receive?
If you received a traffic ticket for speeding in Barstow, the ticket was probably issued by the California Highway Patrol (CHP). Law enforcement officers often wait on the side of the road with a radar or lidar device to detect speeding drivers near Barstow. CHP officers in this area have been known to stop as many as three vehicles at a time to issue speeding tickets.
The speeding ticket that you received will indicate the specific California Vehicle Code section that you are alleged to have violated. Speeding tickets could be for:
- Speeding over 65 mph – 2349(a) VC
- Driving 100 mph or more – 22348(b)
- Exhibition of speed – 23109(c) VC
- Speed contest – 23109(a) VC
Let’s take a closer look at how each of these speeding violations is handled by the Barstow Courthouse.
Speeding over 65 mph – VC 2349(a)
Under California Vehicle Code Section 2349(a), it is illegal to drive a vehicle at a speed greater than 65 mph on a California highway or freeway unless the speed limit is posted higher. The fine you face for violating this law depends upon the rate of speed you were going:
- Speeding 1–15 mph over the 65 mph limit: $238 base fine
- Speeding 16–25 mph over the 65 mph limit: $367 base fine
- Speeding 26 mph or more over the 65 mph limit: $490 base fine
It is important to note that you will pay much more than the base fine when you are ordered to pay a traffic fine in Barstow. Court fees and additional fines could double or triple the base fine amount.
You will also be assessed one point on your driving record by the DMV if you violate speeding laws in Barstow. If you accumulate too many points over a certain time period, you could lose your driving privileges completely. Auto insurance providers could also increase your premiums by as much as 20 percent if you receive a point on your driving record. In the long run, a speeding violation in Barstow could cost you thousands of dollars.
The good news is that our experienced Barstow speeding ticket lawyers may be able to handle your traffic matter without you ever having to appear in court. Contact our law firm today at (877) 466-5245 so we can begin to discuss your case and determine how we may be able to help you avoid the harsh penalties of a speeding violation.
Driving 100 mph or more – VC 22348(b)
Driving 100 mph or more in Barstow is a serious violation under Vehicle Code 22348(b). If you are cited for driving 100 mph or faster in Barstow, you face:
- A base fine of up to $500 (with total fines, fees and penalty assessments bringing the total you pay to $900 or more)
- Two points added to your driving record by the DMV
- A driver’s license suspension for up to 30 days, and
- Increased premiums for your auto insurance policy
All of these penalties become much more severe if it is your second or third offense for this traffic violation.
This crime is taken very seriously by the Barstow Court. If you are cited for driving 100 mph or faster, you are not eligible for traffic school and you will be required to make a court appearance regardless if you plan to fight the ticket. However, if you act now, you may be able to have an experienced Barstow speeding ticket lawyer appear in court on your behalf so that you do not have to take time out of your busy schedule to drive to the Barstow Court.
Wallin & Klarich has been handling speeding matters in Barstow Court for more than 35 years. Speak to our lawyers now so we can discuss how we can help you with your speeding violation.
Exhibition of speed – 23109(c) VC
Under Vehicle Code 23109(c), it is illegal to accelerate or drive at a speed that is dangerous and unsafe in order to show off to or make an impression on someone else. If you are accused of engaging in an exhibition of speed, you face:
- A base fine of $500 (which will be much higher after factoring in fees and penalty assessments)
- Up to 90 days in jail
- A driver’s license suspension for up to six months
- Impoundment of your car for up to 30 days, and
- Community service for up to 50 hours
Exhibition of speed is handled in a different manner than most speeding violations because it involves the driver’s intent when speeding. In order to find you in violation of VC 23109(c), the prosecution must prove that:
- You were driving a motor vehicle in a place open for vehicular travel
- You were speeding or accelerating in a dangerous or unsafe manner, and
- You did so intending to show off or impress someone
Our skilled Barstow speeding ticket attorneys can help you fight the allegations that you exhibited speed as a way to impress someone. Call our office today at (877) 466-5245 so we can begin to defend you against allegations of engaging in speed exhibition.
Speed contests – 23109(a) VC
Under Vehicle Code 23109, it is illegal to race another vehicle or race against a clock on a California highway. Speed contests do not have to be formal races organized by an underground car club like you see in the movies. Often, speed contests occur in an instant when you pull up next to another driver.
Participating in a speed contest is a wobbler offense in Barstow, which means it can be charged as a misdemeanor or a felony depending upon the circumstances of your case. Misdemeanor speed contest offenses carry the following penalties:
- A base fine of $1,000 (which will total to much more with fees and penalty assessments)
- Up to 90 days in county jail
- A suspension of your driver’s license for up to six months
- Impoundment of your vehicle for up to 30 days, and
- Up to 40 hours of community service
Felony speed contest carries a penalty of up to three years in jail and fines of up to $10,000.
You should not face these severe consequences without the help of an experienced and knowledgeable Barstow speed contest lawyer from Wallin & Klarich. Contact our law firm today at (877) 466-5245 so we can review the facts of your case and determine whether a valid legal defense applies in your case.
Our Barstow Speeding Ticket Attorneys Can Help You Now
It is extremely common to get cited for speeding by the CHP in Barstow. If you’ve ever driven to or from Las Vegas, you know that it is rare to see cars driving the speed limit on Interstate 15. If you happen to be one of the unlucky people who were actually cited for speeding in Barstow, you should contact our experienced Barstow speeding ticket attorneys immediately.
Our law firm has been successfully defending clients who received speeding tickets in the Barstow Courthouse for more than 35 years. In many cases, we were able to obtain favorable results by attacking the evidence against our clients and the methods used to determine their speed. Let us help you now.
We have an 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 help you fight your speeding ticket.