Illinois Aggravated Speeding Attorneys
When an individual is cited for speeding in excess of 31 mph over the posted speed limit, it is not only a traffic ticket; it is a criminal offense. Recent changes in the law have made aggravated speeding an even more serious charge. Prior to 2013 it was possible to obtain court supervision, a sentence in which the charge is dismissed if you pay a fine and do not receive another ticket in three to four months, for aggravated speeding. The new law makes court supervision impossible. Consequently, a conviction is the only possible sentence for a guilty plea or finding.
At the Law Office of Francis J. Discipio, we are experienced in handling aggravated speeding cases. We understand the seriousness of these charges and how to minimize the negative consequences they can cause. Wherever possible we seek to have the charge against you dismissed or lessened in order to protect your driving record and driving privileges.
Penalties for Aggravated Speeding in Illinois
Under the new law, speeding 31 mph – 39 mph over the speed limit is considered a Class B misdemeanor, for which you can be sentenced to up to six months in jail and up to a $1,500 fine (plus court costs). Speeding 40 mph or more over the speed limit is considered a Class A misdemeanor, for which you can be sentenced to up to one year in jail and up to a $2,500 fine (plus court costs).
If you plead guilty or are found guilty of aggravated speeding you will not only face a misdemeanor charge on your criminal record, you will also have a very high number of points added to your license. The Illinois Points System, is used to determine if your license will be suspended and for how long. Depending on your driving record, it is possible to prevent the most serious consequences of an aggravated speeding charge with proper representation.
If you are charged with aggravated speeding, we have the knowledge and experience to minimize the consequences you will face and protect your driving record and privileges. Our Practice serves clients throughout the Cook County and DuPage County including Wheaton, Bridgeview, Maywood, Rolling Meadows, and Skokie. Contact Us today for a free initial consultation.