Speeding is a misdemeanor traffic offense that can damage your driving record. Motorist are most often concerned about how a Tennessee Speeding conviction will affect the points on their driving history. If you are convicted of Speeding (in a non-commercial motor vehicle) and you possess a Tennessee driver’s license, the Tennessee Department of Safety will assess points on your motor vehicle record (MVR) based upon your speed:
- Speeding 1 to 5 miles per hour over the speed limit – 1 point
- Speeding 6 to 15 miles per hour over the speed limit – 3 points
- Speeding 16 to 25 miles per hour over the speed limit – 4 points
- Speeding 26 to 35 miles per hour over the speed limit – 5 points
- Speeding 36 to 45 miles per hour over the speed limit – 6 points
- Speeding 46+ miles per hour over the speed limit – 8 points
- Speed not indicated – 3 points
- Speed less than posted minimum (Driving Under the Speed Limit) – 3 points
Please note that the points, fines, and other consequences increase if convicted while traveling in a construction zone or while driving a commercial motor vehicle. If you have been charged with Speeding, you should seek help from the Knoxville criminal defense attorneys at the Oberman & Rice Law Firm.
[Source: Tennessee Code Annotated § 55-8-152]
Why Hire An Attorney Immediately?
It is important to act quickly in order to gather and preserve favorable evidence, if necessary. Key evidence (faces, dates, events, and conversations) fades from memory over time. Also, video evidence may be destroyed. Therefore, it is critical to begin an investigation as soon as possible to ensure valuable evidence is not lost. Success or failure in any Tennessee traffic case may be determined in the decisions of the defendant and his or her Tennessee Traffic Attorney in the days after a citation is written.
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If you or someone you know has recently been cited in Tennessee, contact the Oberman & Rice Law Firm today so that we can begin preparing a defense for your case. Submit your information for a free case evaluation from our Knoxville traffic attorneys or call our office at 865-249-7200.