Speed over 30

Speeding over 30 miles per hour is a criminal traffic offense that carries a maximum penalty of 90 days in jail and/or a $300.00 fine.  The government typically tries to prove these cases by presenting LIDAR or RADAR evidence to show the person charged was actually going over 30 miles or more over the posted limit.  In some cases, the government will simply try to use the police officer’s testimony as enough evidence to prove this crime.

This crime is a strict liability offense, which means the government does not have to prove that the person knew how fast he or she was going at trial.  A conviction for Speed over 30 carries negative license points but not enough to cause a suspension or revocation in itself.