If you are anything like me, the thrill of driving fast on an open road can be hard to resist. But, if you are caught speeding in Minnesota, you may be ticketed and subjected to high fines and other penalties. And if you drive over 100 miles per hour, the consequences become even much more severe.
If you are in this situation, you need the help of an experienced Minnesota speeding ticket attorney to help you understand your circumstances and how best to move forward. Each case is unique, but this article will provide you with general information about tickets for driving over 100 miles per hour in Minnesota. The attorneys at Sieben Edmunds Miller are available to discuss your individual case at any time.
More Than Just a Fine
In addition to the fine associated with the ticket, conviction of driving in excess of 100 miles per hour carries a civil penalty of at least a six-month driver’s license revocation. The revocation could be even longer than six months if the 100+ mph ticket was issued in conjunction with another offense such as a DWI or fleeing a police officer. Also, you will likely be charged higher insurance premiums for several years.
Most speeding tickets, including 100+ mph tickets, are petty misdemeanors. This means that, while they are considered moving violations, they are not classified as crimes. However, it is possible for a speeding ticket to be enhanced from a petty misdemeanor to a misdemeanor crime in Minnesota. This could happen if the officer believed the violation was committed in a manner or under circumstances that did or could endanger persons or property. So, if the officer believed that speeding over 100 miles per hour placed you, others, or property in danger, that officer could write the ticket as a misdemeanor crime. Misdemeanors carry possible penalties of up to 90 days in jail and a $1,000 fine.
We Can Help You Avoid These Consequences
To avoid these serious consequences, you need to work with a Minnesota criminal defense attorney who can advise you on the process, and how to navigate the court system. The lawyers at Sieben Edmunds Miller are experienced in fighting driving in excess of 100 mph tickets and will strongly advocate for you. Contact us today!