Street Racing

When someone is driving in a way that puts others at risk, they may be driving recklessly. Driving at very high speeds can be dangerous and injure those in the vehicle and those surrounding the vehicle.

Under the Utah Code §41-6a-606, a person may not engage in any motor vehicle speed contest or exhibition of speed on a highway. It is also illegal to obstruct or place any barricade or obstruction or assist or participate in placing any barricade or obstruction upon any highway for any purpose to facilitate a speed contest.

Street Racing Attorney in Salt Lake City

If you or a loved one is facing traffic or street racing charges in Salt Lake City, Utah or the surrounding areas, it is important to speak with the lawyers of Brown, Bradshaw & Moffat as soon as possible.

No matter the legal problem you may face in Utah, our expert attorneys will discuss your case and help you protect your rights and explore the best course of action to get a positive resolution of your case.

Call Brown, Bradshaw & Moffat at (801) 532-5297 today.

Additional Information About Street Racing Crimes

Street Racing Penalties

Those who are found guilty of engaging in street racing will face Class A criminal misdemeanor charges. A Class A misdemeanor is punishable by:

  • imprisonment up to 364 days
  • a fine up to $2,500

A street racing conviction also means your driver license will be suspended. The suspension is 60 days for a first offense and 90 days for a second offense within three years of the prior offense. When someone has a speed racing incident placed on their driving record, points will be assessed as well. 

Utah Reckless Driving

The State of Utah defines reckless driving as the operation of a vehicle in a manner that shows willful or wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property. “Willful or wanton disregard” is defined as speeds in excess of 105 mph or committing three or more traffic violations in a series of acts within a single episode of driving in a space of three miles or shorter.

If convicted of reckless driving, an offender may be charged with a class B misdemeanor, punishable by imprisonment of up to 6 months and fines of up to $1,000. Points may also be assessed against the driver’s license, which can cause an automatic license suspension.

Reckless driving is a moving traffic offense and should be taken very seriously. When someone is injured as a result of another person’s speed racing or driving recklessly, the driver will be prosecuted aggressively. If the incident resulted in death, the charges and the penalties will be more severe.

Lawyers for Street Racing in Salt Lake City, Utah

If you or a loved one is facing street racing or reckless driving charges in Salt Lake City or the surrounding areas, it is important to contact the criminal defense lawyers of Brown, Bradshaw & Moffat today. 

Law enforcement officers have a lot of discretion in charging an individual with reckless driving and other crimes. Sometimes this discretion is abused and defendants are charged disproportionately. If you believe that this may be the case in your situation or if you want to see the criteria needed for a person to be convicted of a traffic offense in Utah, we can help. Our knowledgeable defense attorneys may seek to have your charges reduced, dismissed, or pled out in a plea agreement. 

We will find the best solution for your particular case and work with you to reach a positive outcome. Contact Brown, Bradshaw & Moffat at (801) 532-5297 today.

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