Aurora Speeding Ticket Attorney
About Misdemeanor Speeding Tickets
Speeding tickets are the single most common type of traffic offense committed on Illinois roadways. Speeding tickets up to 25 mph over the limit are considered petty offenses. However, once your speed is at or above 26 mph over the speed limit, you will be charged with a criminal misdemeanor. Prosecutors consider these offenses as one of the most dangerous types of traffic violations, because the allegation is that you "threatened the safety and well-being of other motorists by operating your vehicle at a high rate of speed." Generally speaking, higher speeds are more likely to contribute to car accidents and high speed collisions can cause serious bodily harm or even death.
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Penalties for Misdemeanor Speeding Tickets
If your speed exceeds the posted speed limit by 26 mph, you will be charged with a class B misdemeanor. A class B misdemeanor is punishable by up to 6 months in county jail with fines and cost of $1,500.00 or both. Furthermore, if your speed exceeds the posted speed limit by 35 mph, you will be charged with a class A misdemeanor. The maximum penalties for the charge of Speeding 35+ mph over the limit, is up to one year in county jail with fines and cost of $2,500.00 or both. In addition, the presiding judge in your case can also sentence you to a period of probation, public service work, and driver safety school. A conviction for misdemeanor speeding may also suspend your Illinois driver's license.
Contact Our Aurora Speeding Ticket Lawyers
Misdemeanor speeding is a criminal offense; one that should be taken very seriously. In addition to the possible jail time, fines, probation, and public service work, your insurance premiums may increase substantially or you may even be dropped by your insurance carrier. We can provide you with advice on how to address your pending misdemeanor speeding ticket and provide you with a plan to protect your freedom and driver's license. We understand the value of your freedom and the importance of securing your driver's license, and we will use our knowledge and experience to secure the best possible results in your case.
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The Law Offices of David Lee is available in Kane, Kendall, Dupage, and Dekalb Counties