Speed Contest / Speed Racing – ca vehicle code § 23109
California Vehicle Code Section 23109 defines exhibition of speed / speed contests as instances in which a motor vehicle races against another motor vehicle, a clock, or some other timing device. Also, accelerating a vehicle in such a manner as to cause it to skid may constitute a violation of the statute if done deliberately.
A conviction for engaging in an exhibition of speed/participating in a speed contest can result in serious consequences. Exhibition of speed convictions are generally charged as misdemeanors which can be punishable by imprisonment in county jail for a period of up to 90 days and a fine of up to one thousand dollars. Under California Vehicle Code 23109, the penalties increase significantly if someone other than the driver was injured or killed as a result of the exhibition of speed / speed contest, or if the driver had been previously convicted of a 23109 violation within the previous five years.
Additionally, a conviction for exhibition of speed / participating in a speed contest will result in two points being added to your driving record. Receiving a total of four points in any twelve month period will lead to the suspension of your driving privilege. Moreover, a conviction for this offense may lead to your automobile insurance being canceled or your insurance premium being dramatically increased.
If you or a loved one is facing a charge for exhibition of speed / participating in a speed contest pursuant to California Vehicle Code 23109, it is essential that you retain the experienced attorneys at Wallin & Klarich. At Wallin & Klarich, our attorneys have over 30 years of experience defending persons accused of this offense. Our attorneys will aggressively fight to get you the best possible result in your case.
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