Misdemeanor / Excessive Speeding

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ILLINOIS SPEEDING VIOLATIONS THAT COULD PUT YOU IN JAIL – PEORIA LAWYERS WHO PROTECT YOUR INTERESTS, LIVELIHOOD, AND FREEDOM

 

Speeding 26 miles per hour or more over the limit (625 ILCS 5/11-601.5(a)

Speeding 35 miles per hour or more over the limit (625 ILCS 5/11-601.5(b)

If you are charged with Speeding 26 miles per hour or more over the limit in the State of Illinois, you will need legal representation.Speeding 26 to 34 miles per hour over the limit is a Class B Misdemeanor, punishable by up to 180 days in jail and/or up to a $1500 fine. Speeding 35 miles per hour or more over the limit is a Class A Misdemeanor, punishable by up to 365 days in jail and or up to a $2500 fine.

Many traffic violations can be kept from impacting your driving record through a form of probation called court supervision.  Essentially, if you agree to pay all fines, court costs and fees assessed against you, avoid other traffic violations or criminal charges during a set period of time, and abide by any other conditions that may be set by the Court, the ticket will then not go on your publicly accessible driving record as a conviction, and will not assess any points on your driver’s license.  Court supervision is sometimes referred to as “earned dismissal”.  However, in addition to the serious criminal consequences that may arise from a charge of speeding 26 miles per hour or more over the limit, a Court cannot place you on court supervision for them, possibly subjecting your driver’s license to serious consequences as well.

An attorney with experience in traffic court can find weaknesses in the allegations against you and use them to your advantage.  Even in the absence of weaknesses, an experienced traffic court attorney may be able to negotiate with the State’s Attorney to reach a disposition on a speed that is below 26 miles per hour to avoid the serious consequences of a misdemeanor speeding ticket conviction.  If you are charged with a misdemeanor speeding violation, contact the attorneys at Hall, Rustom & Fritz so they can put their years of experience to work for you.

It is our duty to answer our clients’ questions in a timely manner, make our clients’ court appearances quicker and less stressful, and advise our clients as to the law to the best of our ability.

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Below is the precise statute published in the Illinois Compiled Statutes.  If you are charged with either of these misdemeanor offenses, email Jeff Hall at jhall@hallrustomfritz.com.

(625 ILCS 5/11-601.5)

Sec. 11-601.5. Driving 26 miles per hour or more in excess of applicable limit.

(a) A person who drives a vehicle upon any highway of this State at a speed that is 26 miles per hour or more but less than 35 miles per hour in excess of the applicable maximum speed limit established under this Chapter or a local ordinance commits a Class B misdemeanor.

(b) A person who drives a vehicle upon any highway of this State at a speed that is 35 miles per hour or more in excess of the applicable maximum speed limit established under this Chapter or a local ordinance commits a Class A misdemeanor.

(Source: P.A. 98-511, eff. 1-1-14.)

If you are ticketed for Speeding 26 miles per hour or more over the limit, it is critical that you contact an experienced traffic attorney to represent you.  Attorney Jeff Hall is a former chief traffic prosecutor in Central Illinois and he can assist you.  Email Jeff at jhall@hallrustomfritz.com.