Illinois law has stiffened the penalties on speeding over the last few years. Under current law, speeding 26 to 34 miles over the limit is a Class B Misdemeanor, while 35 and above is a Class A. You cannot receive supervision for these offenses. Therefore, if you plead or are found guilty of speeding over 25 miles, you will have a conviction on your record and your insurance rates may go up.
I can help by probing for weaknesses in the state’s case. Was the speed limit clearly marked? Were there other cars on the road? Is it possible the officer mistook your car for someone else’s? Even if the evidence against you is overwhelming, I may be able to negotiate a more favorable plea agreement than you could on your own.
See our related blog at 2014 Update to Speeding Law. The Illinois speeding law may be found at 625 ILCS 5/11-601.5
Also see our related posts: Speeding in Illinois: A Passageway to Big Trouble
and Does Speeding Prove I was Under the Influence?
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