Have you been charged with aggravated speeding?
I represent clients facing misdemeanor speeding tickets throughout Illinois. Speeding 26 mph or more over the speed limit is often referred to as Aggravated Speeding. Aggravated speeding is a criminal charge in Illinois. I have handled hundreds of aggravated speeding case and will fight to keep a conviction off your record. I have successfully challenged speeding tickets based on speedometers and radar equipment not being calibrated or operating correctly.
Under Illinois law, 625 ILCS 5/11 601.5(a), speeding 26-34 mph over the posted speed limit, is a Class B Misdemeanor criminal offense. The charge is punishable by up to six (6) months in jail and a $1,500 fine plus mandatory court costs. If convicted, the Secretary of State assesses 50 points, leading to an extensive suspension if three (3) or more tickets are accumulated within a 12 month period.
Under Illinois law, 625 ILCS 5/11 601.5(b), 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. If convicted, the Secretary of State assesses 50 points, leading to an extensive suspension if three (3) or more tickets are accumulated within a 12 month period.
Depending on your driving history, criminal history, aggravating factors of the arrest, and mitigation, you may be eligible for Court Supervision. Court Supervision is not a conviction, therefore it does not appear on your public driving record. Conditions such as community service, SWAP, traffic safety school, and fines may 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.