The crime of Felony Racing on Highways in Arizona is something that may not be familiar to many people including some law enforcement officials. What is Felony Racing? While some Arizonans may be acquainted with the crime of Racing, fewer are familiar with the crime of Felony Racing. The crime of Racing is normally charged as a class 1 misdemeanor. In Arizona, Felony Racing is just as it sounds, a felony. It is a class 6 felony to be exact.
You can be convicted of Felony Racing if you commit the crime of Racing within twenty-four (24) months of a previous conviction for Racing. In other words, if you are convicted of two (2) Racing charges within two (2) years, the second conviction can be charged as a felony.
Consequences of Felony Racing
What are the consequences of Felony Racing? First of all, any felony conviction may result in long term negative consequences to many aspects of your life. (see Consequences of a Felony Conviction in this blog) Beyond the consequences of a felony, Arizona law requires some additional penalties for anyone convicted of Felony Racing, including:
A mandatory jail sentence of not less than ten (10) days
A mandatory fine of not less than $500.00
Mandatory revocation of your driver's license