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Maintaining your vehicle and upgrading it with modifications to take it to its limits can be exhilarating and rewarding. You might decide to show the fruits of your hard work by racing your car with others. However, doing so on a public street could result in a criminal charge. If convicted for this offense, you could be sent to jail, required to pay a fine, subject to license suspension.

If you were arrested for street racing, our lawyers at Alers Law Firm is ready to provide effective legal representation. With extensive experience in the law, both as a prosecutor and defense attorney, we know how to develop compelling legal strategies to fight charges. We will work toward a favorable outcome on your behalf.

Get started on​​​ your case today by calling us at (407) 988-0992.

What Is Street Racing?

According to Florida statute 316.191, it is illegal for a person to participate in a speed competition on a public highway, roadway, or parking lot. The law defines such matches as races, acceleration contests, tests of physical endurance, exhibitions of speed, and drag races.

Specifically, individuals are prohibited from:

  • Driving a vehicle in a race competition
  • Coordinating, facilitating, collecting money for, or in any other way knowingly participating in a race
  • Knowingly riding as a passenger in a vehicle involved in a speed competition

The law applies not only to cars, but also to trucks, vans, motorcycles, and off-road vehicles such as dirt bikes and ATVs.

What Are the Penalties for Street Racing?

Street racing is a first-degree misdemeanor.

A conviction for a first offense carries the following penalties:

  • Up to 1 year in jail
  • Up to $1,000 in fines
  • Up to 1 year driver’s license revocation

If a person is convicted for a second time within 5 years of the previous, they could be subject to:

  • Up to 1 year in jail
  • Up to $3,000 in fines
  • Up to 2 years driver’s license revocation

A third and subsequent conviction within 5 years could result in the following penalties:

  • Up to 1 year in jail
  • Up to $5,000 in fines
  • Up to 4 years driver’s license revocation

On top of the jail time, fines, and loss of driving privileges, the vehicle could be impounded for up to 30 days. If it is the second or subsequent conviction within 5 years, the vehicle could be seized and forfeited.

Schedule Your Consultation with Our Firm Today!

For the prosecutor to land a conviction for a street racing charge, they must prove you violated an element of the offense. At Alers Law Firm, we prepare for each case by extensively reviewing the law and finding ways to weaken the accusations. As a former prosecutor, our Orlando lawyers know what challenges the opposition faces when building an argument against a defendant and uses that unique knowledge to counter the claims. We achieved a not guilty verdict in a similar case in the past, and we are ready to work toward doing the same for you.

For the personalized legal attention you need. Call us at (407) 988-0992 or contact us online.​​

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