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There are several different speeding tickets you can receive in San Diego Traffic Court. There are basic speed law violations under VC 22350 which is typically for speeding tickets on streets. There are speeding violations for exceeding set speed limits like speeding over 55 mph, speeding over 65 mph, and some locations in San Diego County have speed limits of 70 mph. There is also speeding over 100 mph which is the most serious speeding violation under vehicle code section 22348(b).
Vehicle Code 22350 VC is California's basic speed law. The section makes it illegal for a motorist to drive faster than is safe for the given driving conditions and circumstances. A violation is an infraction with fines ranging from $35.00 to more than $500.00, plus court assessments.
22350 VC reads that "no person shall drive a vehicle upon a highway at a speed greater than is reasonable or prudent having due regard for weather, visibility, the traffic on, and the surface and width of, the highway, and in no event at a speed which endangers the safety of persons or property
1-15 mph Over the Limit: If you were cited for going 1-15 mph over the posted speed limit your fine would be in the lowest fine bracket, which is a fine of $239.
16-25 mph: If you are cited for between 16-25 mph over the speed limit you are in the middle fine bracket and the fine is $367.
More than 25 mph Over: If you were going more than 25 mph over the limit, then the fine is $490.
Speeding Over 100 mph (VC 22348(b)): The punishment for speeding over 100 mph is the most severe punishment on a speeding ticket and includes a fine of $1,310, it would be two points on your driving record, a 30 day license suspension, and depending on which court your ticket is in you may also have to do an in person 16 hour traffic school which does not hide the points.
If you have prior tickets on your record, the court also increases the fines for having priors, so these numbers would be a little higher.
Traffic School Fee: The court will also add a $52 administrative fee on all tickets for the ability to attend traffic school. If you have received a courtesy notice from the court you will see a listing for "Total Bail" and one for "Traffic School" below it. The Total Bail is the fine amount for the ticket. The amount next to Traffic School is the total amount on the ticket which is the fine amount plus the $52 added to it. You do not pay both amounts, just the amount next to Traffic School.
For all the listed reasons, it is important to have great attorneys on your side.
The Law Offices of William R. Burgener, APC, are equipped to represent and defend the accused on all traffic violations.