Overview of a Speeding Ticket
Let's start with the basics
If you are looking at this page, you likely received a violation for a speeding ticket in California.
There are several different violation codes for speeding in the California Vehicle Code, but most of them follow the same pattern. However, if you were cited for the following violations, please click on these links as the details are different:
If you've any other speeding violation type, the following should apply to you.
How much is the fine?
The fine amount depends on how fast you were going over the speed limit:
Does the violation carry a penalty point?
Yes, all speeding violations in California carry 1-2 penalty points.
What is the impact of a penalty point on your insurance?
In San Francisco, one penalty point on your license will increase the cost of your vehicle insurance by $580 over 3 years.
What can you do about penalty points?
Traffic school can remove the point from your license, but you can only take traffic school once every 18 months. Additionally, if you were cited for going 26MPH+ over the limit, you are not eligible for traffic school.
(There are list of other conditions that may prevent you from being eligible for traffic school here.)
Is there a better option than traffic school?
Yes. Most of the time, it is more cost effective and advantageous to hire an attorney to handle your traffic ticket. Fixed can source you an attorney that will charge as little as $150 to contest your ticket.
The attorneys vetted by Fixed have had 10,000s of Traffic Tickets dismissed and have a success rate greater than 90%. Fixed's volume allows us to negotiate the best rates.
Strategies attorneys use to beat a speeding ticket
A good attorney has lots of different strategies and tactics to get a speeding ticket dismissed. Below is a selection of some they might employ:
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