While all speeding tickets and moving violations should be taken seriously, receiving a ticket for aggravated speeding is a particularly challenging situation. When you or someone you know has been cited for aggravated speeding, it is time to contact a local traffic attorney for guidance. The penalties for this offense can be severe, making it essential that you seek reliable and trustworthy guidance at this juncture of your life.
What is aggravated speeding?
Aggravated speeding refers to driving 26 miles per hour or more over the speed limit (625 ILCS 5/11-601.5).
How is aggravated speeding different from other speeding tickets?
In light of the increased dangers posed by drivers who are traveling at such high speeds, the laws in Illinois changed in 2011 to make the punishments for aggravated speeding more severe than the punishments for lesser speeding offenses. These offenses are misdemeanor criminal offenses rather than petty traffic crimes. The law changed again in 2014 to change the starting category for aggravated speeding from 30 miles per hour and above to 26 miles per hour and above.
In Illinois, aggravated speeding between 26 and 34 mph over the speed limit is considered a Class B misdemeanor while speeding 35 mph over the speed limit is a Class A misdemeanor. Possible penalties include:
- Suspension of your drivers license
- Revocation of your drivers license
- Fines up to $2,500 in addition to court costs
- Jail sentence of up to one year
Naperville Aggravated Speeding Help
If you have been given a ticket for aggravated speeding, it is essential that you contact an aggravated speeding lawyer as soon as possible. The potential for life-changing repercussions from this offense is significant, and there is no time to waste. Depending on your driving record and the circumstances surrounding your ticket, you may be able to mitigate some of the potential penalties on this traffic ticket and receive a more favorable outcome. If your license is suspended, your Naperville speeding ticket and license suspension attorney will be able to guide you through the process of reinstatement and help you seek a limited permit or other options if applicable.
At the Law Office of Ken Wang, we serve clients throughout Will and DuPage Counties, along the I-55 corridor including Naperville, Plainfield and Bolingbrook, and along the I-88 corridor including Downers Grove and Addison. One of our most frequent locations we handle cases is the Downers Grove field courthouse of the DuPage County Court System, located at 4000 Saratoga Avenue, in Downers Grove, Illinois. The courthouse is also the local American Legion Post 80.
We provide each and every client with the personal attention they deserve, offering free consultations, night and weekend meetings by appointment, and even making house calls. We believe in lasting relationships with our clients, and we work to build those relationships by providing reliable, dependable guidance and service. Contact us today for more information.