If you were issued a traffic citation for speeding in Cook County or any of the collar counties, you’ll want the help of experienced Illinois speeding ticket attorney. Sure, paying the ticket is the most convenient option, but it’s not an option that operates in your best interests at all. Even a single moving traffic violation conviction is enough to dramatically increase your insurance rates over several years. That translates into several thousand dollars. There are many times that we’re even able to obtain a disposition of your case without the necessity of you being present in court.
Aggravated Speeding and Court Supervision
Speeding can get complicated in Illinois, especially if a driver is cited for traveling 26 to 34 mph over the posted limit. That’s charged as a Class B misdemeanor, and it’s punishable by up to six months in jail and a fine of up to $1,500. At 35 mph or more over the limit, a driver will be charged with a Class A misdemeanor, and that’s punishable by up to a year in jail and a fine of up to $2,500. Aggravated speeding is an actual criminal offense that can certainly interfere a person’s eligibility for certain jobs, educational opportunities, and housing. An effective traffic offense/defense attorney may be able to obtain an order of court supervision that, if successfully served, operates to keep such a conviction off of a person’s permanent record.
Speeding in School and Construction Zones
Speeding in a school zone carries a minimum fine of $150 plus court costs. The minimum fine for speeding in a construction zone is $375 plus court costs. Take notice that court supervision isn’t a sentencing option for either of these offenses. One defense strategy might be to obtain an amendment to a lesser charge that has court supervision as a sentencing alternative.
Our goal at Driver Defense Team is to minimize the consequences of any traffic ticket that you receive, and if we think that we can obtain a dismissal or not guilty verdict, we’ll pursue such a disposition. You can contact us with your questions about your Illinois speeding ticket by calling us at 312-940-8330 or texting us at 312-313-3222.