Have you been arrested or charged with a DUI? Your case may be one that can be negotiated down to a Speed Ex.
Call Los Angeles Speed Ex-lawyer Kevin Moghtanei for a FREE CONSULTATION today.
A DUI can have potentially devastating effects on one’s personal and professional life. For that reason, many efforts are made to negotiate a deal for a reduced charge. One of the better-negotiated outcomes in a DUI case is CVC 23109(c), commonly referred to as a “Speed Ex.”
Speed ex is found in California vehicle code section 23109(c). While a speed ex is a misdemeanor, the consequences of a conviction are much less severe when compared to the consequences of a DUI conviction.
*Note: These fines are the base fines; penalty assessments are always added on for a speed ex and DUI alike, and usually brings the amount to about 3x-4x the amount of base fine
Example A: Michael is charged and convicted of a first-time DUI in 2010. In 2016, Michael was charged and convicted of a separate DUI. Because the 2016 DUI occurred within 10 years of the 2010 DUI, this will count as his 2nd DUI, and he will be punished much more harshly.
Example B: Michael is charged and convicted of a wet reckless in 2010. In 2016, Michael was charged and convicted of a DUI. Because the 2016 DUI occurred within 10 years of 2010 and was reckless, this will still count as his 2nd DUI, and he will be punished much more harshly.
Example C: Michael is charged and convicted of a speed ex in 2010. In 2016, Michael was charged and convicted of a DUI. Here, there is no prior ability for the speed ex, so the 2016 DUI conviction will result in punishment for a first-time offender.
Negotiating a DUI charge down to a speed ex is no easy task. There are certainly no guarantees in any cases, including DUI matters. However, I have a great deal of experience in handling DUIs throughout Los Angeles County, and in doing so have been able to successfully get my clients a speed ex.
Contact me for a free consultation to discuss your DUI arrest and DUI charges, and see if I can get your matter reduced to a speed ex.