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Excessive Speed


This is a relatively new law that came into effect on January 1, 2007 after a lot of high speed crashes that were publicized by the media.  Basically, it applies to anyone caught going 31 miles over the speed limit or over 80 miles per hour.  Mr. Burge has represented numerous people for this type of a case.

If convicted, the charge carries a mandatory $500.00 fine along with either 48 hours, up to 30 days, in jail or 36 hours of community service.  In addition, it carries a 30 day license suspension and driving class.  This is a petty misdemeanor which cannot be wiped off your record.  Finally, it requires proof of financial responsibility so you have to tell your insurance about it.  They will in turn likely jack up your rates.  THIS STATUTE IS WORST THAN A FIRST DWI.

Excessive speeding charges are often associated with DWI.  There are a number of challenges currently taking place with regard to the pace clocks.  In addition, there is a well known margin of error of laser enforcement.


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