Street Racing

By Allen, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer Kyle T. Therrian
Office Number: (972) 562-7549
24 Hr Jail Release: (214) 403-6522

Why doesn’t the crime rate go down when we put more officers on the street? The simple answer is that there are an incredible number of laws which make the things people do illegal. If one out of every three people were a police officer, the police department would probably still have to prioritize which offenses they investigate. Naturally, increasing resources increases the range of offenses which garner the attention of local law enforcement. What does any of this have to do with the offense of Street Racing?

Of course, a police officer is going to stop and probably arrest any person he happens to catch street racing. But, in some more well-to-do cities, officers affirmatively go out looking for street-racers. Their efforts range from patrolling popular racing locations to even pulling license plates from YouTube videos. In case you weren’t fortunate enough to catch the “drift” of this article before getting busted, there are a few things that are important to know about a Street Racing charge.

  • Street Racing/Racing on a Highway is a Class B Misdemeanor punishable by up to 180 days in jail and up to $2,000 fine.
  • Street Racing/Racing on a Highway can be enhanced one degree for every prior conviction. In some cases Street Racing can become a Felony offense.
  • Street Racing/Racing on a Highway can result in suspension of your driver’s license.
  • Street Racing/Racing on a Highway can result in increased insurance premiums.
  • There are several ways an attorney can help avoid many, if not all, of these consequences.

*Kyle Therrian is an attorney licensed to practice in the State of Texas. Nothing in this article is intended to be legal advice. For legal advice on any case you should contact an attorney directly.

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