Criminal Speeding Tickets

Phoenix Speeding Ticket Defense Lawyer


Criminal speeding tickets can affect your insurance rates and add points to your driver's license. If you have been cited for a criminal speeding violation in the greater Maricopa County metro area, Phoenix criminal speeding ticket defense attorney John Allen Phebus can help. As a skilled lawyer, I have represented numerous clients in the Phoenix area in fighting criminal speeding tickets and other Arizona traffic violations. My goals are to minimize the impact of the charge and protect your driving privileges.

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Arizona Criminal Speeding Ticket Defense

Speeding in Arizona falls under two categories:

  • Civil speeding violation: 1 to 20 mph over the posted speed limit
  • Criminal speeding: 21 mph over the limit or any speed in excess of 85 mph

Both offenses are punishable by fines, and pleading guilty adds three points against your driver's license. If you accumulate 8 to 12 points in one year from traffic violations, you may be required to attend MVD Traffic Survival School classes. If you accumulate 13 to 17 points in one year, your license can be suspended for 90 days. If you accumulate 18-23 points in one year, you may receive a suspension of 6 months. If you should accumulate 24 or more points in 3 years, you may receive a one year suspension. Your insurance company can request your driving record at any time and raise your rates for traffic violations.

In many cases, I am able to plead a criminal speeding ticket down to a civil offense. Under a civil speeding violation, you may be able to attend Defensive Driving School and eliminate points against your license. A criminal speeding conviction is not eligible.

I have also helped many clients fight criminal speeding tickets to have the charges dismissed. I can discuss with you the various grounds for challenging a criminal speeding violation.

Contact a Tempe Criminal Speeding Ticket Defense Attorney

Contact me, a Phoenix criminal speeding ticket attorney at my offices in Tempe or Glendale, Arizona. I have extensive experience in handling criminal traffic citations. I offer a free telephonic consultation at my offices, or we can discuss your case by phone if you are from out of state.