Defenses Against Excessive Speeding – Criminal Speeding

Matthew Lopez Law represents clients throughout the entire State of Arizona who have been cited for Excessive Speeding. Excessive Speeding is a class 3 misdemeanor, which results in fines and three points against your Motor Vehicle driving record. Additionally, if convicted of Excessive Speeding you will have a misdemeanor conviction on your criminal record, which could affect your career and education opportunities.

There are three scenarios in which a person can be charged with Excessive Speeding. First, if the person exceeds thirty-five miles per hour approaching a school crossing. Second, if they exceed the posted speed limit in a business or residential district by more than twenty miles per hour, or if no speed limit is posted, exceed forty-five miles per hour. Finally, if the person exceeds eighty-five miles per hour in all other locations – including highways.

Matthew Lopez Law is experienced in attacking an Excessive Speeding charge. We interview police officers and conduct investigations in an attempt to get our clients’ Excessive Speeding charge reduced to Civil Speeding. The benefit of having an Excessive Speeding charge reduced to Civil Speeding is that you will not have a misdemeanor conviction on your criminal record and you may be eligible to attend Defensive Driving School, which will prevent you from accumulating points against your Motor Vehicle record.

A Criminal Speeding Charge should be taken seriously and handled by an experienced attorney. Matthew Lopez Law encourages clients to consult with our office before they plead guilty to Criminal Speeding. Often times, we can help get the Criminal Speeding charge reduced to Civil Speeding.

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If you have been charged with Excessive Speeding, contact Matthew Lopez Law to schedule a free evaluation of your case.