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Aggravated Speeding Lawyer – Lockport, IL
Aggravated Speeding Attorney – Serving Will County & Grundy County
Attorney Terry Wallace represents people facing speeding tickets and offenses throughout Illinois. Speeding 26 mph or more over the posted speed limit is also known as Aggravated Speeding or Excessive Speeding. Our traffic lawyer has handled hundreds of these cases - let our experience and knowledge work for you!
SPEEDING 26-34 MPH OVER THE POSTED SPEED LIMIT
Under Illinois law (625 ILCS 5/11 601.5(a)), speeding 26 mph or more in excess of the posted speed limit is no longer a petty offense, it is a misdemeanor criminal offense. Aggravated Speeding 26-34 mph over the posted speed limit is charged as a Class B Misdemeanor, punishable by up to six (6) months in jail and a $1,500 fine plus mandatory court costs.
SPEEDING 35 MPH OR MORE OVER THE POSTED SPEED LIMIT
Under Illinois law (625 ILCS 5/11 601.5(b)), Aggravated Speeding 35 mph or more over the posted speed limit is a Class A Misdemeanor, punishable by up to twelve (12) months in jail and a $2,500 fine plus court costs.
For either of these offenses, a defendant who pleads guilty or is found guilty by the court faces the possible entry of a misdemeanor conviction on their public record.
CURRENT ILLINOIS LAW
Under the most recent changes in the law (effective January 1, 2016), a driver may be eligible for Court Supervision if the driver has never been convicted or been given Court Supervision for aggravated speeding in the past. Court Supervision is a sentence that prevents a conviction from appearing on the driver's public record so long as the period of supervision is completed successfully (i.e. without any further traffic violations or offenses). Conditions such as community service, traffic safety school and fines may also be ordered as part of any sentence.
The law prohibits court supervision for aggravated speeding in a highway-construction zone, school zone or in an urban district. As a result, if the defendant pleads guilty or is found guilty after trial, a conviction is the only available sentence. Therefore, an amendment to the charge or a verdict of not guilty after trial is necessary to keep a misdemeanor criminal offense from appearing on the defendant's public driving record. Attorney Terry Wallace will work hard to challenge or reduce the offense.
Contact An Aggravated Speeding Lawyer For Help
There are many defenses to aggravated speeding charges. In order for a criminal defense attorney to help you, they need to understand the details of your case. Attorney Wallace can help you – call today for a free consultation and case review.
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