A speeding ticket can be a costly experience.
For example, if you’re caught in traffic you could have to pay the ticket out of pocket.
But if you get a ticket for driving while impaired, the punishment is far more severe.
According to the American Traffic Law Institute, motorists who get stopped for speeding can face fines up to $2,000.
And even if they do get caught, they can face a jail sentence of up to six months, or a $10,000 fine.
The fines range from $1 to $10 per violation, and the penalties are doubled if the vehicle is a small truck, a large SUV, or an SUV with a cargo capacity of more than 20,000 pounds.
But it’s the fine that’s the biggest deterrent, especially if you have a criminal record.
While you’re being fined, your attorney is going to tell you that it’s not your fault.
You didn’t drive fast enough.
But when you get pulled over for speeding, you can expect to get ticketed.
According a recent report by the nonprofit law firm KPMG, there were 1.8 million speeding tickets issued in the United States last year, representing more than $6 billion in fines.
The report also found that people who get ticket fines are much more likely to have a felony conviction.
So, if your ticket doesn’t seem like a big deal to you, try to remember that your attorney could have a major impact on your future.
If you get caught speeding, make sure you call your attorney for help.