Joliet Aggravated Speeding Lawyer
Aggravated Speeding Attorney in Will County
Attorney Neil Patel helps people with speeding tickets and traffic offenses throughout Illinois. Speeding 26 mph or more over the posted speed limit is known as Aggravated Speeding or Excessive Speeding in Illinois. Attorney Patel has handled thousands of these cases – let his 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 over the posted speed limit is no longer a petty offense, it is classified as 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 is speeding 35 mph or more over the posted speed limit, and is a Class A Misdemeanor which is 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 possibility of a misdemeanor conviction on their record.
Under the most recent changes in the law a driver may be eligible for Court Supervision if the driver has never been convicted or been given Court Supervision for aggravated speeding. 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 without any further traffic violations or offenses. Additionally, 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. 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 Neil Patel will work hard to challenge or reduce the offense.
Contact An Aggravated Speeding Attorney For Help
Attorney Neil Patel has the experience and knowledge to help you protect your rights. Having dealt with thousands of cases, he has the resources and experience to best represent you for your aggravated speeding charge. Call The Law Offices of Neil Patel TODAY for a free consultation!