What is a felony speeding ticket and what are possible consequences

Asked over 5 years ago - Glendale, AZ

my boyfriend got pulled over because he was doing 60mph in a 35mph and got a felony speeding ticket and has to go to court what would happen to him.

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and the cop that pulled him over say he could do about 5 days in jail would this really happen he's only 20 years old. Please put a list of thing that could happen for both thank you!!!

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  1. Hamid Jabbar

    Contributor Level 13


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    Answered . Most likely he was cited under ARS 28-701.02, which is excessive speed. It's not a felony, but is a class 3 misdemeanor punishable by up to 30 days in jail and a fine. I've handled quite a few of these and have never had a client get jail time, but obviously each case is different.

  2. Alan James Brinkmeier

    Contributor Level 20


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    Answered . Far too many sentencing variables exist. High speed over limit. Aggravating factors. Age of offender. Prosecutor discretion.

    Have your friend follow this observation -->>
    Check with your lawyer and then even he or she can only suggest to you possible ranges of sentences. If you do not have a lawyer and cannot afford one a lawyer will be appointed to you.

    Good luck.

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  3. Edgardo Rafael Baez

    Contributor Level 18


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    Answered . I never heard of a felony speeding ticket.

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A felony is a crime that is punishable by more than one year in prison. Certain especially severe felonies may be punishable by the death sentence.

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