In Arizona, racing is defined as driving a vehicle or participating in any manner of a race, speed competition or contest, drag race or acceleration contest, test of physical endurance or exhibition of speed or acceleration, or for the purpose of making a speed record on a street or highway. While the law may be thought to target those who participate in true street racing, it is a charge that is sometimes levied on normal drivers who may appear to be racing with another vehicle, accelerating inappropriately for the purpose of exhibition, or just quickly accelerating off of a stop.
If you have been charged with racing, contact a Tempe traffic ticket lawyer who can help prepare your legal defense.Street Racing Offenses: Serious Penalties
First-time offenders who are found guilty of this criminal traffic violation should expect to pay fines of at least $250, restitution if deemed appropriate, and a 90-day suspension of driver’s license. Subsequent convictions within 24 months may yield fines of no less than $500, restitution and revocation of your driver’s license. While fines and restitution can be costly, there is no greater cost than the loss of driving privileges. Many drivers depend on their ability to drive for many obligations such as work and family, and loss of this freedom can cause a litany of complications.Don't Go At It Alone. We Can Fight for You.
Attorney Buckallew has represented many people who have been charged with criminal traffic tickets throughout the Valley, and is dedicated to serving the best interests of all clients. Our firm understands that the charges could be exaggerated or even false, and that the circumstances surrounding any event may change depending on an individual’s perception. These cases can be based largely on the opinion of an officer, which may in some cases be contested by a thorough, detailed and experienced attorney.
Call a Tempe criminal traffic ticket lawyer if you have been charged with racing: (480) 988-7993. Schedule a free initial consultation today. 24/7 Support Available.