In California, an “Exhibition of Speed Charge” is a misdemeanor charge issued when an officer feels that you accelerated at a dangerous or unsafe level in order to impress someone. The Exhibition of Speed Law, California Vehicle Code 23109c, is a subpart of the Speed Contest law in the California Vehicle Code 23109. The purpose of the law is to deter street racing on California highways.
In order to convict you of exhibition of speeding, the prosecution must be able to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you were accelerating in an unsafe manner e.g., spinning your tires, doing donuts, burning out, etc in order to impress someone, Exhibition of Speed although they do not have to prove who that specific person was. In addition, you can be convicted of this crime even if you are not driving above the posted speed limit.
If convicted of this misdemeanor, you face several penalties and punishments, including a $500 fine, up to 90 days in jail, suspension of your license for up to 6 months, and up to 50 hours of community service. Your car can also be impounded for up to 30 days.
Don’t let an exhibition of speeding charge ruin your driving record. Call the Traffic Ticket Attorney’s today for a free consultation.