Speed Ex, also known as Speed Contest orExhibition of Speed, is an unlawful display of speed on public streets or highways using a motor vehicle. A Speed Ex includes a racing contest against another vehicle or a "peeling out" by a vehicle.
A Speed Ex is prosecuted in California under Vehicle Code section 23109 and is generally charged as a misdemeanor punishable by up to 90 days in county jail, two years informal probation, plus significant fines. A Speed Ex conviction will result in two points added to your driving record. In California, a total of four points in a 12 month period leads to a suspension of your driving privileges. In addition, a Speed Ex conviction may substantially increase your automobile insurance premiums.
If you or someone you know is facing Speed Ex charges it is critical to consult with an experienced criminal defense attorney to learn about your legal options.