ticket for speeding 40 mph over speed limit and box checked for endangering life or property
You have been charged with a midemeanor which means a potential fine of $1,000 and 90 days in jail. The maximum penalties, however, are very unlikely. Hiring an attorney will ensure the best possible outcome. Attorney fees in such cases like yours should be fairly reasonable.
Mr. Kane is correct. If you are interested in getting the best possible result, I recommend you consult a skilled defense attorney.
Mr. Kane is correct. It appears that you are being charged with a misdemeanor, punishable by up to 90 days and $1,000 fine. This is not a simply speeding ticket and has the possibility of having long lasting negative consequences for the rest of your life.
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Generally speeding tickets are petty misdemeanors, but in your case, because the officer checked the box for "endangering life or property" your ticket is moved up a level to a misdemeanor. The other answers are correct, the maximum punishment for a misdemeanor in Minnesota is 90 days in jail and a $1000 fine. The sentence you receive if you are convicted will depend in part on your past driving record. Consulting with and hiring a lawyer will likely help you to achieve the best outcome in your case.
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