Every Minnesota driver is expected to use due care when operating a vehicle. This means, among other things, obeying all posted speed limits. A driver who exceeds the speed limit can be pulled over and fined. If you have received a ticket --- and youwant to keep it off of your record --- call an experienced Minnesota Criminal Defense Attorney. The money you spend now ... will be money you save in the future.
Speed limitsIn Minnesota Speed limits are usually designated by traffic signs. If no speed limit is posted, these are the lawful speeds at which to drive:
- 30 mph in an urban area or on a town road in a rural residential district
- 65 mph on non-interstate freeways and expressways
- 70 mph on interstate highways outside the limits of any urbanized area with a population greater than 50,000
- 65 mph on interstate highways inside the limits of any urbanized area with a population greater than 50,000
- 10 mph in alleys
- 55 mph in locations other than those specified above
PenaltiesThe basic fines for speeding in Minnesota depend on how far over the limit the driver was speeding --- the maximum can be almost $400. In addition to the fine, penalties for speeding/moving violations increase as more tickets are issued.
A person’s driver’s license will be suspended for:
- 30 days, if the person is convicted of:
- Four traffic offenses within a 12-month period
- Five traffic offenses within a 24-month period
- 90 days, if the person is convicted of:
- Five traffic offenses within a 12-month period
- Six traffic offenses within a 24-month period
- 180 days, if the person is convicted of seven traffic offenses within a 24-month period
- One year, if the person is convicted of eight or more traffic offenses within a 24-month period.
Minnesota Speeding AttorneysIn all Minnesota speeding cases, the burden of proof lies with the prosecution to prove that the defendant broke the law by exceeding the speed limit. There are a number of possible ways to defend speeding violations. Perhaps the officer’s radar was improperly operated and gave an inaccurate result, or maybe the officer did not have sufficient training to use the radar gun.
The Rolloff Law Office can analyze your case and partner with you to craft a strategy for successful defense and keep your speeding violations off of your permanent record. Call today: (612) 234-1165.