Now, more than ever before, Illinois drivers need to be wary of how fast they drive on the roadways. At certain speeds a traffic ticket is no longer a petty offense, but instead becomes a more serious misdemeanor. A driver who is traveling between 26 and 35 mph over the speed limit may face charges for a Class B misdemeanor punishable by up to 6 months in jail and a fine of $1,500 for each offense. A driver who is traveling 35 mph or more over the posted speed limit may face charges for a Class A misdemeanor which is punishable by up to 364 days in jail and a fine of $2,500 for each offense.
Currently, there are some situations where aggravated speeding is an offense that is not eligible for supervision whether it is charged as a Class A or Class B misdemeanor.
However, in some situations a person may be eligible for a period of court supervision. Any Illinois driver who is charged with Aggravated Speeding ought to be extremely cautious to avoid a conviction on their permanent record at all costs. See our other post on Aggravated Speeding for even more information.
If you or someone you know is charged with Aggravated Speeding it is important to hire experienced attorneys to protect not only your driving record, but also your criminal record. Contact Gruszeczki & Smith Law at 312-253-7343 for a free consultation today.
Read the Aggravated Speeding Statute here.