What Are the Punishments for a Criminal Speeding Ticket in Arizona?

Punishments for criminal speeding tickets in Arizona include up to 30 days in jail and a $500.00 fine, according to Mesa-based JacksonWhite Attorneys At Law. Lesser 'civil speeding violations' carry maximum fines of $250, with defensive driving school commonly offered to erase the ticket upon successful completion.

Misdemeanor criminal speeding tickets may be written when the driver exceeds 85 mph anywhere within the state or 35 mph in or around a school zone. Motorists also face criminal speeding charges in business and residential areas when exceeding 45 mph when no limit is posted or traveling 20 mph above the posted speed limit.