A driver can be speeding in any number of situations. Of course, he or she might be exceeding the speed limit, but the offense can also occur in a school zone, a construction zone, or other special circumstances.
Speeding tickets can have serious consequences, especially on your insurance premiums. If a conviction shows on your record, expect your rates to significantly increase for at least three years. You don’t want to take the risk of a driver’s license suspension either.
According to our Illinois speeding ticket attorney, traveling at 26 to 34 mph over the limit is a class B misdemeanor in Illinois. It’s punishable by up to six months in jail and a fine not to exceed $1,500. At 35 or over, the offense turns into a class A misdemeanor carrying a sentence of up to 364 days in jail and a fine not to exceed $2,500.
Even a minor speeding ticket isn’t an inexpensive proposition. A plea or finding of guilty to up to 25 miles per hour over the limit translates into a substantial fine, plus court costs. It’s enough to slow you down. In return for court supervision, you might even be sentenced to attend and complete a safe driving class.
Whatever you do, don’t just plead guilty and pay your fine. If we’re representing you, our objective is to have your speeding charge dismissed or reduced with no blemishes on your driving record. Whether you’re charged with an infraction or a misdemeanor, put our knowledge and experience to work for you. We don’t want your driver’s license to be suspended, nor do we want your insurance rates to skyrocket.
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