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Criminal Speeding

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The following is not legal advice but is for information only. Legal advice is when an attorney applies the law to a person's individual circumstances and advises them on their legal options or potential exposure to legal harm, which a web page clearly does not.

Criminal speeding is a criminal offense that occurs when an individual operates a motor vehicle at a speed that is significantly over the posted speed limit and in a manner that is likely to endanger others. In statute this involves driving at least 30 miles per hour over the speed limit.

Criminal speeding is a misdemeanor offense in Maine, and the potential consequences of a conviction include fines, license suspension, and even imprisonment. Those cases taken most seriously are instances where the speed was over 100mph. However, the severity of the penalties will depend on the specific facts of the case, including the speed at which the individual was driving, whether there were any injuries or property damage, and the individual's prior driving record. Previous criminal history will also be a factor in how a case is treated.


If you are charged with criminal speeding in Maine, it is important to consult with an experienced criminal defense attorney who can help you understand your options and defend against the charges. These kinds of cases are often regarded as unwinnable - but Wraight.Law has seen instances of shoddy police work that makes the radar reading effectively worthless. Your attorney needs to have a very keen eye for detail and question every aspect of what appears initially to be a slam-dunk case.


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