Speeding in a Construction Zone
Our Aurora Criminal Defense Attorney Can Fight for You
Speeding in a construction zone is considered a serious traffic offense. A second violation within a period of 24 months may trigger a discretionary suspension. You can be found guilty of this offense even if construction workers are not present. However, Illinois law requires that appropriate signs regarding special speed limits for construction zones be posted where the construction zone is located.
The reason behind the severe penalties for this offense is to protect the health and safety of construction workers. Construction workers depend on the ability of others to drive safely, but sometimes mistakes do happen. While the speed limit in a construction zone is usually 45 mph, construction zone signs can easily be overlooked when you are distracted or just keeping up with the "flow of traffic."
Charged with speeding in a construction zone? Call the Aurora criminal defense attorneys at The Law Offices of David Lee at (630) 901-8700 today!
Penalties for Speeding in a Construction Zone Tickets
If you receive a ticket for speeding in a construction zone and plead guilty or are found guilty, you are subject to strict penalties.
Penalties for speeding in a construction zone are as follows:
- $375.00 for your first violation
- $1,000.00 for a second violation and a 3 month suspension of your license
- Possible probation, public service, and/or driver safety school
- Increased insurance premiums
Contact Aurora Defense Attorney David Lee
Attorney David Lee has represented many individuals charged with speeding in a construction zone in Aurora and the surrounding areas. Many of our clients are safe drivers that, for one reason or another, overlooked the reduced speed limit or did not realize they were speeding. Not one of David’s clients has ever had any intention to harm construction workers. However, prosecutors take these offenses very seriously and you simply cannot risk losing your driver's license for an extended period of time. At The Law Offices of David Lee, we can provide you with advice on how to address your pending speeding in a construction zone ticket and can provide you with a plan to protect your driver's license. We understand the importance of protecting your license and we will use our knowledge and experience to secure the best possible results in your case.
Contact an Aurora traffic defense attorney at our firm; call (630) 901-8700 today.