Arizona law forbids drag racing on streets or highways, and Phoenix area law enforcement officers have a low threshold for what constitutes racing, including take-offs from stoplights.
If you have been charged with illegal racing or driving with excessive speed in Maricopa County, contact our Glendale street drag racing attorneys at The Law Offices of John Phebus. We handle all Arizona traffic violations, and have defended a number of clients charged with racing.
Charged in Glendale or Peoria for Illegal Racing or Exhibition of Speed?
Free telephone consultation: 623-847-7117.
Arizona’s Racing Statute (28-708)
A person shall not drive a vehicle or participate in any manner in a race, speed competition or contest, drag race or acceleration contest, test of physical endurance or exhibition of speed or acceleration or for the purpose of making a speed record on a street or highway.
Penalties for conviction of street racing (first offense) include:
- Possible jail time and/or probation
- A fine of not less than $250 or more plus surcharges
- Community service
A second offense for street drag racing within 24 months can result in a class 6 felony:
- Jail time or prison not less than 10-days, no probation
- A fine of not less than $500, or more plus surcharges
- Revocation of your license for one year
Racing counts as 8 points against your license. Accumulation of 8 points in one year results in Traffic Survival School, and 13 or more points can result in additional license suspension.
If drag racing leads to a catastrophic auto accident or fatal accident, you will be charged with a felony crime and open yourself to liability in a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit.
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Facing Charges For Illegal Speed Contest? Contact Our Peoria Defense Lawyers
For more information about the penalties for drag racing and the likely outcome in your case, call our Glendale office at 623-847-7117 for a free, 30-minute telephonic consultation. You can also contact my office online. We may be able to negotiate a plea to a speeding offense, or get your case dismissed or reduced depending on the circumstances of your arrest. We will fight for the minimum consequences and impact on your life.