Speeding is not usually a criminal offense, but the consequences can be more severe if you are caught driving over 100 mph.
Most speeding tickets will only lend you a fine and points on your driving record, which can be fought with the help of a Miami traffic attorney. However, not every speeding ticket is a non-criminal/traffic offense. Certain tickets can actually be classified as a misdemeanor or felony, leading to jail time, hefty fines, and license suspension.
Driving over 100 mph is not always a felony unless someone is injured in an accident or there are fatalities. However, in Florida, it is a felony. Driving 50 miles over the speed limit is considered a felony already.
In fact, just driving 30 miles over the speed limit in Florida is classified as a criminal offense, and speeds 30 to 49 miles per hour over the speed limit is considered a misdemeanor.
Driving over 50 miles per hour in Florida can end up being a third-degree felony, which involves arrest (all felonies in Florida involve arrest.) Third-degree felonies can end up being five years in prison, license suspension for up to 10 years, and near;y $5,000 in fines.
Hochman & Goldin, P.A. offers legal assistance for traffic tickets in the Miami area. Visit us online to learn more.
This information is for educational purposes only. It should not be construed as legal advice. Please speak to an attorney if you have specific questions regarding traffic signals and the law. If you have questions regarding a red light ticket, please contact a red light camera violation attorney.