Racing on Highways

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Racing on a public road or highway is illegal in Hawaii.  The penalties for a conviction can be severe.  Under HRS 291C-103(a)(c) a conviction for racing on highway can be punished by up to a $500 fine and 6 months in jail.  An experienced Honolulu defense lawyer can help you stay out of jail and minimize that fine.

 

If you have previous convictions for racing on highway or you were cited for racing while going more than 30 miles per hour over the speed limit, the potential penalties can increase.  In some situations you could face a year in jail and a three-year license suspension.  The State can even take your car away from you, without compensation!

 

From a trial perspective, racing on highways can be very difficult for the prosecutor to prove.  Frequently, innocent motorists are cited for racing when they are simply speeding near or around other cars that are also speeding.  Police assume that just because two or more cars are speeding that they have agreed to race each other.  Often that assumption won’t stand up in court.  A Honolulu criminal defense lawyer with experience in traffic cases can point out flaws in the State’s case and get you a good result.

 

If you have been cited for racing, call the Honolulu criminal defense lawyers at Hawk Sing & Ignacio.  We have the experience and the knowledge to help you get the best results.

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