Excessive speeding, or criminal speeding, is a class 3 misdemeanor offense in Arizona.
What is Criminal Speeding?
Criminal or excessive speeding is defined as exceeding:
- 85 mph anywhere in Arizona
- 35 mph near a school crossing
- The posted speed limit by 20 mph in a business or residential area
- 45 mph when no speed limit is posted in a business or residential area
If convicted not only do you have a criminal record, by you face up to 30 days in jail, 1 year probation, and $915 in fines and fees. This is much more than just a speeding ticket, it is a criminal conviction, that will follow you the rest of your life.
Effect on My Driver’s License
Additionally, criminal speeding results in 3 points to your driving record. If you accumulate 8 points in any 12-month period, you face a 3-month license suspension.