Criminal Speeding, DA & Judge!?
Question by : Criminal Speeding, DA & Judge!?
Can you actually serve time for Criminal Speeding, or should you just get an attorney to deal with the DA and judge on just making you pay a fine?
Answer by Jay Rolloff
It is possible you could serve time for a speeding ticket – but that would be under rare circumstances. An example – in the State of Minnesota, you can be charged with Misdemeanor Speeding if you get a certain number of tickets in a short period of time and/or your speeding is so extreme (like over 100 mph.) In MN, misdemeanors can result of a sentence of up to 90 days in jail and/or a $ 1000 fine.
Now that being said, a run-of-the-mill Speeding ticket – is generally treated as a petty misdemeanor – and as such is not even recognized as a crime. These offenses (in MN) are subject only to a fine – and no jail.
The important thing for you to do – is learn your rights. Depending on the facts and circumstances of you case – maybe jail is a foreseeable consequence. You best, first step is to speak with an attorney. Often, most criminal defense attorneys will offer a free consultation. Take one or 2 up on it. Once you have some answers, then you can decide how you want to proceed.
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