Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Minnesota Speeding Tickets - 100 MPH or More (Explained)

As we're all too well aware - there's winter and then there's a Minnesota winter. Well, in Minnesota there's Speeding - and then there's Speeding (in excess of 100 m.p.h.) 

During the month of July, law enforcement in the State of Minnesota issued over 70 tickets to drivers traveling at speeds greater than 90 m.p.h.  Believe it or not, twenty-one of those individuals topped the triple-digit mark - 100 m.p.h.

Tickets (Explained)

The average cost of a speeding ticket in Minnesota is about $120 (including all fees and surcharges) for those clocked going about 10 miles an hour over the limit. Motorists stopped at 20 m.p.h. over the limit face about double the fine. But, when clocked at speeds that start approaching triple digits --- the penalties handed out by judges can include fines of up to $1,000 and a 90 day jail sentence.  In addition to that, those driver's ticketed traveling more than 100 m.p.h. can lose their driver's licenses for six months.  See Minn.Stat § 169.14 (link)

What Should You Do?

No matter the infraction, if you want to ensure that your rights and freedoms are upheld and fought for - against the big, bad government - you need to seriously consider getting an experienced Minnesota Criminal Defense Attorney to take your case. Granted they can't always work miracles and just have the charges go away, but they can take the sting out of the penalty that the government's seeking to have you suffer. 
I've been successful in getting fines reduce, jail time thrown out and license revocations shortened or withdrawn in their entirety. If you want someone on your side, let me use what I learned as a former prosecutor to win you the results you desire. Call today to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation, today.

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