VC 23109 exhibition of speed is a California Vehicle code section which prohibits two main types of behaviors:
- exhibition of speed, and
- speed contests.
Exhibition of speed involves behaviors such as revving your engine or spinning your tires.
A “speed contest” is described in VC 23109(a) as racing another vehicle, racing a clock, or racing another timing device.
Is VC 23109 Exhibition of Speed a Misdemeanor or an Infraction?
VC 23109 exhibition of speed is punishable by fines, jail time, or both. Thus, VC 23109 is known as a “wobblette” charge because it can be filed as a misdemeanor or an infraction, depending on the circumstances.
If you have prior exhibition of speed charges, were involved in an accident, or if there were other aggravating factors, your exhibition of speed charge will likely be charged as a misdemeanor with potential jail time.
What are the Consequences of s VC 23109 Exhibition of Speed Charge?
If you’re convicted of VC 23109 as a misdemeanor, your sentence could include fines and jail time. If you’re convicted of VC 23109 as an infraction, you will face fines but no jail time.
Whether or not you are convicted of the exhibition of speed as a misdemeanor or an infraction, you will also be confronted by these additional consequences:
- the judge can suspend or restrict your license for 3 to 6 months;
- 40 hours of community service;
- two points on your DMV record.
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