Aggravated Speeding is a Crime: Don’t Jeopardize Your Job or Future

Some drivers operate their vehicles at excessive speeds on occasion. That’s when they become an immediate danger to anybody on the roadway around them. Those are the people who the Illinois legislature intended to protect us against when it enacted the state’s aggravated speeding laws. They were implemented in 2010, and they were revised in 2016.

Over by 25-35
As per 625 ILCS 5/11-601.5, any person who drives a vehicle in Illinois at a speed that is more than 26 miles per hour and less than 35 miles an hour over the applicable speed limit is guilty of a criminal offense. The offense is a class B misdemeanor, and it is punishable by up to six months in jail and a fine of up to $1,500.

Over by More than 35
If the person was found to be driving at a rate of speed that was 35 miles per hour or more above the applicable limit, the charge can be upgraded. It would then be a class A misdemeanor that is punishable by up to 364 days in jail and a fine of up to $2,500. In either aggravated speeding charge, depending on the circumstances surrounding the traffic stop, other possible legal penalties might include the suspension or revocation of your driver’s license.

Collateral Consequences.
Whether it’s a class B conviction or a class A conviction, you don’t want either of these offenses on your record. According to our aggravated speeding attorneys, a great job opportunity could vanish after a background check, and you can expect your insurance rates to go through the roof for the next three years.

Defenses and alternative sentences to aggravated speeding are available, and depending on your driving history, you might be a suitable candidate to an amended lesser offense. If you have been charged with aggravated speeding in Cook County, DuPage County or Lake County, contact our offices to arrange for a free consultation with one of our aggravated speeding attorneys at Driver Defense Team. Call us at 312-940-8330, or text us at 312-313-3222. Our mission is to keep you on the road legally.

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Author: Myrtice Lovett

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