Can You Get Arrested For Speeding In Montana?
We all know that in Montana or anywhere else, one can get a fine for speeding if caught by law enforcement.
Here in Montana, fees and penalties get bigger and bigger if infractions are bad enough as well as if they start piling up one an individual that can't learn their lesson.
Since we know fines are in place for regular infractions, Can one be arrested for speeding in Montana?
There's something called a "Special Speed Limit" in a certain special, sensitive areas where people have to take extra special care in vehicle speeds.
According to to Montana Code 61-8-726. Violating speed limit in school zone -- penalty doubled -- disposition of fines, one can get arrested for speeding.
A person convicted of violating a special speed limit in a school zone imposed by a local authority pursuant to 61-8-310(1)(d) is guilty of a misdemeanor. Upon arrest and conviction, the person shall be punished by a fine of not less than double the penalty provided for the violation in 61-8-711.
Things start to get steep once one is arrested.
-It is a misdemeanor for a person to violate any of the provisions of this chapter unless the violation is declared to be a felony.
- Each person convicted of a misdemeanor for a violation of any of the provisions of this chapter for which another penalty is not provided shall for a first conviction be punished by a fine of not less than $10 or more than $100. For a second conviction within 1 year after the first conviction, the person shall be punished by a fine of not less than $25 or more than $200. Upon a third or subsequent conviction within 1 year after the first conviction, the person shall be punished by a fine of not less than $50 or more than $500.
With all this info, It might be a good idea to give that lead foot a rest or get arrested.