Aggressive driving could require up to 120 days in jail, fines, probation, a Class 2 Misdemeanor on your record, and a suspended driver’s license. If convicted, you could face a suspended driver’s license. (ARS §28-695)
Few people have managed to never get a speeding ticket. Even the most careful driver can accidentally go beyond the posted speed limit from time to time. However, there is a significant difference between a civil speeding ticket and a criminal speeding ticket in Arizona. If you are convicted of criminal speeding, you may be facing heavy fines, penalties and a misdemeanor charge on your permanent record.
If accused of racing on a highway or road, the court system will likely prosecute the offender very aggressively. Because of the high number of dangerous accidents that occur every day and often make the news, courts are punishing offenders aggressively. (ARS §28-708)
Driving on a Suspended License
Not only is it illegal to drive on a suspended license, it has other financial implications like fines, and towing and storage costs. Because this offenses is classified as a misdemeanor, a person could face jail, probation, fines and a prolonged license suspension. (ARS §28-3473)
When someone gets a speeding ticket, compared to a DUI, it seems like a minor violation. However, when charged with an excessive speeding ticket, an offender could be charged with a misdemeanor, spend up to 30 days in jail, incur up to $500 in fines, and even have their license suspended. (ARS §28-702.02)
Being charged with a DUI or Fake ID in Arizona comes with not just a criminal case, but also a civil proceeding for your driver’s license. Your MVD hearing is the first opportunity you have to defend your driving privileges. A suspended license is more than just a hassle, it could be detrimental to your job, school, and your family responsibilities.