VC 23109 (c) A person shall not engage in a motor vehicle exhibition of speed on a highway, and a person shall not aid or abet in a motor vehicle exhibition of speed on any highway.
Violations of California Vehicle Code VC 23109 (c) are very serious criminal charges that can have negative consequences that last for 10 years or more. These are misdemeanor violations, which are criminal offenses. Misdemeanor violations will give the driver a criminal record for 7-10 years, which will show up on most background searches.
The penalties for violating VC 23109 (c) includes 2 points on the DMV record for 10 years, possible jail sentence of 5 days to 3 months, and fines between $300 to $1,000.
Exhibition of Speed offenses can double, even triple, a driver’s insurance rates for many years.
If charged with VC 23109 (c), it is highly recommended to hire an experienced attorney to help with this. An experienced attorney will often get a far better outcome for a driver than that person could obtain on their own.
This is why you never want to accept the charges, plead guilty, and pay the fines for reckless driving violations.