Arizona Criminal Speeding

An Arizona criminal speeding ticket is not just a traffic ticket. It’s a class 3 misdemeanor in the state of Arizona. That means, if you’re found guilty, for the rest of your life you’ll have to answer “Yes” when you’re asked if you have a criminal record.

Will I receive reciprocal points for a speeding ticket in Arizona?

On a job application or a credit application, that answer makes you different from everyone else. If you drive for a living, this could be catastrophic for your career because your insurance rates will be much higher. Why? A criminal speeding violation can dramatically impact a driver’s insurance cost because of the criminal designation. It can also result in the loss of an Arizona commercial driver’s license (CDL).

Why a public defender isn’t good enough

You’ve been offered a public defender to represent you in your criminal speeding case or hearing. Should you choose them over a defense attorney? After all, the public defender doesn’t cost anything.

On the contrary, a public defender can cost you a lot. They can cost your freedom, your savings and a conviction if they don’t win your case. And, contrary to popular belief, public defenders are not free. You are charged for a public defender’s services.

Yes, a public defender can represent you. But they also represent many other cases in a single day. Many times, they don’t even have time to review your case. You become just another case on the docket. They are paid per case they take, giving them an incentive to take as many cases as they can. That hardly gives them time to get to know you and your legal situation.

Our defense attorneys not only know the law, they know your case. A Corso & Rhude defense attorney becomes your personal advocate in court. We make sure that you receive the fairest possible outcome available. You’re not just another case to us, you’re a person – with a family, a job to protect and people who need you. We care about what happens to you and we put your interests first. In the end, that’s much more valuable.

Why You Need An Experienced Criminal Speeding Lawyer

Unlike a civil speeding ticket, a criminal speeding ticket in Arizona is treated just like a DUI or assault charge. You will be arraigned. You will have to face several pre-trial conferences and possibly a trial. It is not a time to decide to go it alone. You need an experienced criminal speeding lawyer to help you navigate the court system and receive the fairest settlement possible.

Arizona Criminal Speeding

If you are found guilty of criminal speeding you could face the following penalties:

  • Jail of up to 30 Days
  • $500 fine plus 84% surcharge
  • Class 3 Misdemeanor

The criminal speeding attorneys at Corso & Rhude have a four-point strategy to help you with your criminal speeding charge:

- Get your case dismissed. As former Maricopa County prosecutors, we know exactly how a prosecutor will handle a criminal speeding charge. Many times, prosecutors choose not to pursue cases against people represented by former prosecutors.

- Get your charge reduced to a non-moving violation. This is difficult to do without an attorney. The benefits of this are the ticket becomes a civil ticket, making you eligible for defensive driving school and there are no points. The fine can be as low as $55 in some cases.

- The possibility of defensive driving school. On a criminal ticket you are not eligible for defensive driving school. State law prohibits it. There are some cases where a good attorney can work to get this option for you.

- Reduction to a civil speeding ticket. Hundreds of our clients have received a variety of these solutions.

But the Prosecutor Seems So Friendly

Prosecutors do not work for you. They don’t care about you or your family and they don’t care if you lose your job. Their function is to find you guilty. At Corso & Rhude, we always advise to not complicate the situation by communicating with the prosecutor. Let an experience criminal speeding lawyer handle the case for you.

When you hire Corso & Rhude to defend you in a court case, you can expect experienced attorneys who fight aggressively for you. We move quickly, we fight hard and we don’t like to lose.

When you hire Corso & Rhude, we immediately:

  • Build your client file with all pertinent information.
  • Have our legal team call you to personally to introduce themselves.
  • Draft several motions that need to be filed promptly including a notice of appearance, notice of our defense and a motion for discovery.
  • Reach out to the prosecutor’s office and try to start the negotiation process.

Remember, criminal speeding tickets can be serious traffic offenses in Arizona including the inclusion of points on your Arizona Department of Transportation motor vehicle record (MVR).

An Arizona criminal speeding ticket can lead to a suspension of driving privileges and can negatively affect your insurance by way of expensive surcharges that can last for up to 7 years.

Under Arizona law, a person charged with a criminal ticket is NOT eligible for defensive driving school.

The criminal speeding attorneys at Corso & Rhude can help. We’re experienced former prosecutors who will aggressively fight your case and protect your rights.

Corso & Rhude Gets Criminal Speeding Results*

DISMISSED – Criminal Speeding – West Mesa Justice Court – 8/15/14

REDUCED – Criminal Speeding – Chandler Municipal Court – 8/15/14

REDUCED – Excessive Speed – Safford Justice Court – 8/15/14

DISMISSED – Criminal Speeding – Seligman Justice Court – 8/15/14

WIN – Motion to Set Aside Criminal Speeding – Desert Ridge Justice Court – 8/8/14

DISMISSED – Criminal Speeding – Casa Grande Justice Court – 8/8/14

DISMISSED – Criminal Speeding – Holbrook Justice Court – 8/8/14

REDUCED – Criminal Speeding – Holbrook Justice Court – 8/8/14

REDUCED – Criminal Speeding – Holbrook Justice Court – 8/6/14

REDUCED – Criminal Speeding – Holbrook Justice Court – 8/6/14

DISMISSED – Criminal Speeding – Holbrook Justice Court – 8/6/14

REDUCED – Criminal Speeding – Williams Justice Court – 7/28/14

REDUCED – Criminal Speeding – Arrowhead Justice Court – 7/14/14

DISMISSED – Criminal Speeding – Arrowhead Justice Court – 7/14/14

DISMISSED – Criminal Speeding – Desert Ridge Justice Court – 7/7/14

DISMISSED – Failure to Control Speed – Dreamy Draw Justice Court – 4/18/14

DISMISSED – Exhibition of Speed – Desert Ridge Justice Court – 4/18/14

DISMISSED – Exhibition of Speed – Desert Ridge Justice Court – 4/18/14

DISMISSED – Exhibition of Speed – Desert Ridge Justice Court – 4/18/14

DISMISSED – No Eyewear While Riding Motorcycle – Scottsdale Municipal Court – 4/18/14

DISMISSED – No Taillights – Scottsdale Municipal Court – 4/18/14

REDUCED – Exhibition of Speed – Scottsdale Municipal Court – 4/18/14

DISMISSED – Criminal Speeding – West Mesa Justice Court – 4/3/14

DISMISSED – Criminal Speeding – Scottsdale Municipal Court – 4/1/14

DISMISSED – Criminal Speeding – Arrowhead Justice Court – 3/24/14

DISMISSED – Criminal Speeding – Desert Ridge Justice Court – 3/17/14

DISMISSED – Criminal Speeding – Desert Ridge Justice Court – 3/17/14

DISMISSED – Criminal Speeding – Chandler Municipal Court – 3/13/14

DISMISSED – Criminal Speeding – Kyrene Justice Court – 3/5/14

DISMISSED – Criminal Speeding – Scottsdale Municipal Court – 1/28/14

DISMISSED – Criminal Speeding – Arrowhead Justice Court – 1/27/14

DISMISSED – Criminal Speeding – White Tank Justice Court – 1/27/14

DISMISSED – Excessive Speed – Desert Ridge Justice Court – 1/27/14

DISMISSED – Excessive Speed – Desert Ridge Justice Court – 1/27/14

DISMISSED – Excessive Speed – Desert Ridge Justice Court – 1/27/14

DISMISSED – Criminal Speeding – Desert Ridge Justice Court – 1/27/14

DISMISSED – Excessive Speed – Desert Ridge Justice Court – 1/27/14

REDUCED – Criminal Speeding – Hassayampa Justice Court – 1/23/14

REDUCED – Criminal Speeding – Hassayampa Justice Court – 1/23/14

REDUCED – Criminal Speeding – Kyrene Justice Court – 1/22/14

REDUCED – Criminal Speeding – Casa Grande Municipal Court – 1/21/14

REDUCED – Criminal Speeding – Casa Grande Municipal Court – 1/21/14

REDUCED – Criminal Speeding – Benson Municipal Court – 1/16/14

DISMISSED – Criminal Speeding – McDowell Justice Court – 1/15/14

REDUCED – Criminal Speeding – Phoenix Municipal Court – 1/14/14

DISMISSED – Criminal Speeding – Scottsdale Municipal Court – 1/13/14

REDUCED – Criminal Speeding – Phoenix Municipal Court – 1/10/14

REDUCED – Criminal Speeding – Tempe Municipal Court – 12/30/13

REDUCED – Criminal Speeding – North Canyon Justice Court – 12/13/13

DISMISSED – Criminal Speeding – Scottsdale Municipal Court – 12/12/13

DISMISSED – Criminal Speeding – Scottsdale Municipal Court – 12/10/13

REDUCED – Criminal Speeding – Arrowhead Justice Court – 12/4/13

REDUCED – Criminal Speeding – White Tank Justice Court – 12/4/13

REDUCED – Criminal Speeding – Oro Valley Municipal Court – 12/27/13

DISMISSED – Criminal Speeding – El Mirage Municipal Court – 12/20/13

DISMISSED – Criminal Speeding – San Tan Justice Court – 11/27/13

REDUCED – Criminal Speeding – North Mesa Justice Court – 11/27/13

DISMISSED – Criminal Speeding – Desert Ridge Municipal Court – 11/27/13

REDUCED – Criminal Speeding – San Tan Justice Court – 11/27/13

DISMISSED – Criminal Speeding – Verde Valley Justice Court – 11/21/13

DISMISSED – Criminal Speeding – Desert Ridge Justice Court – 11/20/13

DISMISSED – Criminal Speeding – Scottsdale Municipal Court – 11/19/13

REDUCED – Criminal Speeding – Surprise Municipal Court – 11/19/13

DISMISSED – Criminal Speeding – Surprise Municipal Court – 11/18/13

REDUCED – Criminal Speeding – Flagstaff Justice Court – 11/18/13

DISMISSED – Aggressive Driving – Phoenix Municipal Court – 11/15/13

REDUCED – Criminal Speeding – North Valley Justice Court – 11/14/13

DISMISSED – Criminal Speeding – Country Meadows Justice Court – 11/5/13

REDUCED – Criminal Speeding – Ironwood Justice Court – 10/22/13

REDUCED – Criminal Speeding – Ironwood Justice Court – 10/22/13

DISMISSED – Criminal Speeding – Desert Ridge Justice Court – 10/14/13

REDUCED – Criminal Speeding – North Valley Justice Court – 10/10/13

REDUCED – Criminal Speeding – Kyrene Justice Court – 10/9/13

DISMISSED – Excessive Speeding – North Mesa Justice Court – 10/8/13

DISMISSED – Criminal Speeding – Desert Ridge Justice Court – 10/8/13

DISMISSED – Criminal Speeding – Desert Ridge Justice Court – 10/8/13

DISMISSED – Criminal Speeding – Nogales Justice Court – 10/8/13

DISMISSED – Criminal Speeding – Agua Fria Justice Court – 10/4/13

REDUCED – Criminal Speeding – Agua Fria Justice Court – 10/4/13

DISMISSED – Criminal Speeding – Desert Ridge Justice Court – 10/4/13

REDUCED – Criminal Speeding – Arrowhead Justice Court – 10/2/13

REDUCED – Criminal Speeding – Kingman Municipal Court – 9/26/13

DISMISSED – Criminal Speeding – Prescott Magistrate Court – 9/24/13

DISMISSED – Criminal Speeding – West Mesa Justice Court – 9/17/13

REDUCED – Criminal Speeding – Country Meadows – 9/17/13

REDUCED – Criminal Speeding – Downtown Justice Court – 9/17/13

REDUCED – Criminal Speeding – University Lakes Justice Court – 9/16/13

REDUCED – Criminal Speeding – Surprise City Court – 9/16/13

DISMISSED – Criminal Speeding – Scottsdale Municipal Court – 9/11/13

REDUCED – Criminal Speeding – Seligman Justice Court – 8/29/13

REDUCED – Criminal Speeding – Fountain Hills Municipal Court – 8/29/13

DISMISSED – Criminal Speeding – North Mesa Justice Court – 8/21/13

REDUCED – Criminal Speeding – Desert Ridge Justice Court – 8/14/13

DISMISSED – Criminal Speeding – Desert Ridge Justice Court – 8/14/13

REDUCED – Criminal Speeding – San Tan Justice Court – 7/17/13

DISMISSED – Criminal Speeding – Winslow Justice Court – 7/18/13

REDUCED – Criminal Speeding – Desert Ridge Justice Court – 7/10/13

DISMISSED – Criminal Speeding – Ironwood Justice Court – 7/9/13

DISMISSED – Criminal Speeding – Ironwood Justice Court – 7/9/13

REDUCED – Criminal Speeding – Agua Fria Justice Court – 6/17/13

REDUCED – Criminal Speeding – Seligman Justice Court – 6/10/13

REDUCED – Criminal Speeding – Kyrene Justice Court – 6/5/13

DISMISSED – Criminal Speeding – Desert Ridge Justice Court – 6/5/13

REDUCED – Criminal Speeding – Desert Ridge Justice Court – 6/5/13

REDUCED – Criminal Speeding – Glendale Municipal Court – 6/4/13

REDUCED – Criminal Speeding – Wickenburg Justice Court – 5/20/13

REDUCED – Criminal Speeding – Avondale Municipal Court – 5/20/13

REDUCED – Criminal Speeding – North Mesa Justice Court – 5/1/13

REDUCED – Criminal Speeding – Kyrene Justice Court – 4/15/13

REDUCED – Criminal Speeding – Scottsdale Municipal Court – 4/11/13

REDUCED – Criminal Speeding – Glendale Municipal Court – 4/10/13

*Results may vary depending on your individual circumstances. Please contact our legal support team to discuss your case.

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