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Orland Park Criminal Lawyer for Misdemeanor Speeding

Will County Traffic Charges Attorney for Speeding 26 MPH Over the Speed Limit

In 2014, an Illinois law took effect making speeding in excess of 25 miles per hour a misdemeanor, the same level crime as most DUI offenses. That law also prohibited individuals from obtaining Court Supervision, a type of deferred prosecution, which would allow individuals to avoid a conviction. Avoiding a conviction prevents the Illinois Secretary of State from suspending your driver's license. The result of this was many individuals being convicted of misdemeanor offenses and having a black mark not only on their driving history but also their criminal background history.

In 2016, the Illinois General Assembly realized the severe nature of the law passed in 2014 and amended it to include the granting of Court Supervision. This is not without a catch, however, as the law provides that an individual can only receive Court Supervision once in their life for speeding in excess of 26 miles per hour over the limit. This limitation is similar to the laws surrounding Court Supervision and Driving Under the Influence and Reckless Driving.

The law was updated again in 2019. Following this change, speeding 26 mph over the speed limit is a Class B misdemeanor, while speeding 35 or more mph over the speed limit is a Class A misdemeanor. A conviction of a Class B misdemeanor may result in a prison sentence of up to six months, and a Class A misdemeanor conviction may result in a sentence of up to one year.

Contact Our Joliet Misdemeanor Speeding Defense Attorney

If you have been charged with speeding in at 26 mph or more over the posted speed limit, there are ways we can possibly help you in order to prevent a conviction of that charge. We have represented numerous persons charged with misdemeanor speeding and know how to obtain the best results possible for our clients. Contact us at 708-966-2408 and schedule a consultation today.

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