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Criminal Speeding in Arizona: 3 Essential Considerations

February 27, 2023

A conviction of criminal speeding in Arizona carries ramifications that could negatively impact you immediately and also reverberate well into your future. There are a few ways you could face a criminal speeding charge in Arizona, and it is critical to understand how to protect yourself. Your freedom and rights could be at stake!

Jeff GOULD Law has successfully defended our clients in criminal speeding cases time and time again. As a leader in this field, we want to protect you against the fallout you could experience when you are charged with criminal speeding in Arizona. 


Criminal speeding in Arizona covers several areas, so we will first define what that means. A criminal speeding charge can arise in three different ways. 

The first is if you are pulled over while driving over the speed limit by 20 mph or more or, if there is no posted speed limit, driving in excess of 45mph. 

The second traffic violation that falls into this category is if you are found to be approaching a school crossing while going 35 mph or more. 

The final definition of criminal speeding in Arizona, and perhaps the most common, is if you are found to be driving over 85 mph anywhere in the state. This INCLUDES driving on the freeway or interstate, which many of us have found ourselves doing!

When a police officer, sheriff deputy, or state trooper pulls you over for any of these violations, you will find yourself in the predicament of needing to defend yourself against a criminal speeding charge. It is imperative to call Jeff GOULD Law IMMEDIATELY to avoid any negative consequences! 

These are the three essential considerations when facing a criminal speeding charge in Arizona.

1: Fines, Jail, & More

Those convicted of criminal speeding in Arizona face up to 30 days in jail and a fine of up to $580, including the $80 surcharge. 

Defendants may also be assessed up to 3 points against their driver’s license, which could result in that license being suspended if enough points have accrued previously. In addition, your vehicle may be towed, and your vehicle insurance rates will likely increase.

2: Your Permanent Record:  A Class 3 Misdemeanor

Drivers found guilty of criminal speeding will have a Class 3 Misdemeanor on their permanent record. Criminal speeding in Arizona is a Misdemeanor Conviction that cannot be expunged from your record and can affect future employment, among other unwanted consequences. 

This conviction is a part of the public record and will be sent to the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s National Criminal Investigation Center, which you DO NOT WANT! 

3: Criminal Speeding & DUIs

The ramifications will only be worse if you are found guilty of a DUI and criminal speeding. This also includes other criminal traffic violations such as reckless driving. Jail time is a very real possibility in this situation. 

If you are facing multiple charges at once, call the professionals at Jeff GOULD Law as soon as possible to get options on how to proceed, with or without counsel…

Jeff GOULD Law is always ready to IMMEDIATELY DEFEND YOUR RIGHTS. We will work with you to achieve the best possible outcome in your criminal speeding case and will do so with the utmost professionalism and compassion. No one wants their life negatively impacted by a traffic violation, and Jeff GOULD Law has been fighting for our client’s best interests for over 25 years.

Jeff GOULD Law is the ATTORNEY IN YOUR CORNER, and we represent our client’s legal needs throughout the state of Arizona and provide representation toOro Valley, Marana, Vail, Tucson, Casa Grande and southern Arizona.  ALL INITIAL CONSULTATIONS ARE FREE. 

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DISCLAIMER: The information on this blog/site is NOT, nor is it intended to be, legal advice.  It is for general informational use only. You should consult an attorney for advice regarding your individual situation. Further, this information does not create an attorney-client relationship.

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