What is Drag Racing / Exhibition of Speed in Arizona?
While many Arizona speeding laws carry harsh consequences and should not be taken lightly, drag racing is one of the more serious criminal traffic violations. A.R.S. § 28-708 states that 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 of for the purpose of making a speed record on a street or highway. Drag racing is a class one misdemeanor and is punishable by up to 6 months in jail.
If convicted, even first-offense punishments are significant, including:
Gallagher & Kennedy Can Help With Your Drag Racing Charge
Our criminal defense attorneys have extensive experience representing clients facing these and other serious vehicular and traffic offenses. If you have been charged with Drag Racing consider consulting with an experienced lawyer as soon as possible to learn how proper representation can be beneficial in the outcome of your case. Our vehicular and traffic offense lawyers will prepare your case for court by scrutinizing all evidence brought against you for errors or inconsistencies and help protect your rights.
If you have been charged with Drag Racing in Arizona, you may be facing severe penalties if convicted. To discuss your legal options with an experienced Arizona vehicular and traffic defense lawyer, contact the attorneys of Gallagher & Kennedy by calling (602) 510-9999 today.
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