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Street Racing

Street Racing is  is a form of unsanctioned and illegal motor racing which takes place on public roads.

Street Racing Information

What is street racing?

Street Racing is  is a form of unsanctioned and illegal motor racing which takes place on public roads.

The impact on your record

Street Racing can have a grave impact on your record as it is regarded as a criminal offense as opposed to a simple minor traffic offense. Based on the officer’s judgement, you can be charged with either street racing or reckless driving. Both of which carry heavy fines and repercussions.

What defines a street race in legal terms?

Street racing can either be spontaneous or well-planned and coordinated. Well coordinated races are planned in advance and often have people communicating via 2-way radio/citizens’ band radio and using police scanners and GPS units to mark locations of local police hot spots.

Is there a difference between speeding and street racing?

Yes, there is a major difference between the two offenses that lies in their severity. Speeding is a minor violation that will simply go on your traffic record. Street racing is a very serious charged that will gravely affect your criminal record

Causes of Driving Fatalities

Driving Fatalities

In 2012, reckless driving and speeding accounted for 36% of all traffic fatalities.

Street Racing State Statutes & Penalties

Frequently Asked Street Racing Questions

Will a DUI affect my criminal record?

  • criminal record or police record is a record of a person’s criminal history, generally used by potential employers, lenders etc. to assess his or her trustworthiness.
  • After a receiving a background check, it is very likely that a DUI will show up. Depending on where you live, a criminal violation can remain on your record for tens of years.
  • The courts in your state will treat you as a “repeat” and “prior” offender until the charge is no longer on your record.

Will a DUI affect my insurance?

  • A criminal violation such as a DUI can cause extreme hikes in insurance premiums by hundreds of dollars.
  • You may be required to obtain certain insurance forms in order to certify insurance coverage based on your state of residence.

Will a DUI affect my driving record?

  • A criminal violation will have a serious and lasting impact on your record.
  • If your driving record contains a criminal violation, you are highly likely to have a severe increase in insurance premiums.

Can I avoid having a criminal record?

An attorney can play a huge role in preventing your criminal record as he or she has the power to provide the proper defense that can be the determining factor on whether or not you will be convicted for a criminal offense.

Can my charges be reduced?

Even if the charges against you cannot realistically be fully dropped, an attorney can very well find proper legal procedures and defenses to have the charges reduced to less severe offenses.

Can I prevent future consequences?

Criminal offenses can and will not only affect your driving record, but also your own personal record. With a criminal charge on your record, you are likely to fail background checks for potential employments or lease applications. By hiring an attorney for such a severe charge, you will have a far better chance at saving yourself from the long term consequences.

How Can I Find The Right Legal Defense?

Ask These Questions

  • How much do you charge?

  • What can you do to help my case?

  • How many years have you been practicing law?

  • Are you part of any legal associations?

Locating An Attorney

Word of Mouth

Word of mouth can sometimes be the best form of publicity because you won’t be swayed by advertisements. If you’re referred an attorney by a friend or family member that had previously hired them, you’re more likely to save time doing extensive research. Please note that all cases are different and results will vary.

Yellow Pages

Hardly anyone ever uses the Yellow Pages anymore, and chances are that if you’ve found our site you probably aren’t using the Yellow Pages. If you open the Yellow Pages you’d be surprised to see that there is a wide array of attorneys that still advertise in them. It can never hurt to open them and extend your research base for the attorney you’re looking for.

Local Bar Association

Your local or state Bar association can usually provide you with a referral to a specific attorney for a low flat fee of around $35-50 USD. Starting there can prove to be beneficial because they have extensive knowledge of the attorneys in your area that comprise the domain you’re searching for.

The Internet

Our team at Driver Defense would definitely consider the Internet to be one (if not, THE) best place to start searching. The Internet can provide you with virtually endless information on whatever matter you’re searching. The only downside about researching an attorney on the Internet is that there is so much competition that you will have difficulty sorting through the hundreds of thousands of advertisements and listings.

Received a street racing charge? Use The Driver Defense Attorney Network!

At Driver Defense, we wanted to bring users maximum ease when searching for an attorney. Our Find-A-Lawyer map allows you to locate all of our network attorneys in your area. You can find an attorney by either entering an address or by letting our system find your position. In order to view an attorney’s full profile, you must click on their name. Click here to see what the different color pins stand for.


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