Illegal Street Racing
Since the invention of the automobile, testing a vehicle’s performance by engaging in street racing has been a temptation for many American drivers. In recent years, illegal street-racing has become more popular in cities across the U.S, leading to many accidents, injuries, and deaths. As a result, arrests and convictions for street-racing have risen dramatically as law enforcement officers attempt to curb the illegal activity.
Individuals accused of illegally racing their vehicles on streets, highways, and roads may face criminal prosecution for their actions. The penalties often range from fines and probation to incarceration if convicted. If you have been accused of participating in an illegal street-race, contact the Milwaukee criminal attorneys of Hart Powell, S.C. at (414) 271-9595 to discuss the facts of your case.
Consequences of Illegal Street Racing
Although the laws regarding street-racing may vary from state-to-state, common consequences of illegal street racing may include:
- Apprehension and arrest on criminal charges
- Vehicle impounded for up to 30 days
- Revocation or suspension of driving privileges
It is important to note that criminal charges may be filed against individuals who assist with the set-up or conducting of races as well as those who are actually involved in the act of racing.