Though it may not seem like it, speeding is a dangerous crime. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), more than 10,000 people were killed as a result of speeding in 2016, making up about 27 percent of all fatal traffic accidents. While speeding may not seem like a serious crime, it very much is - not only are the driver and occupants of the speeding vehicle put in danger, but other people on the road are put in danger, as well. This is why speeding is taken so seriously in Illinois
Speeding more than 26 miles per hour over the posted speed limit is usually referred to as aggravated speeding, which is more serious than just a speeding ticket.
Speeding 26 mph - 34 mph Over the Limit: When you are going more than 25 mph over the speed limit, but not more than 35 mph, you are committing a Class B misdemeanor. For this charge, you could be facing up to six months in jail or up to two years of probation and up to $1,500 in fines.
Speeding More Than 35 mph Over the Limit: When you are going more than 35 mph over the speed limit, you can be charged with a Class A misdemeanor. This charge comes with more serious punishments, such as up to a year in jail or up to two years of probation and up to $2,500 in fines. As a part of any speeding charge, you can also be ordered to complete community service or attend traffic school.
One of the more favorable outcomes of a speeding ticket can be court supervision, which can prevent a conviction from appearing on your driving record. Court supervision allows the charges to be dropped if no other traffic violations are committed during the supervision period, which is usually about four months. You will not be eligible for court supervision if you are charged with aggravated speeding in a construction zone, school zone or urban area.
Not only are you facing extensive and serious consequences if you are convicted of aggravated speeding, but you are also putting your life and the lives of others at risk. If you were pulled over for speeding and you were going more than 26 mph over the posted speed limit, you need the help of an Oak Brook aggravated speeding ticket lawyer. At Myers Law, LLC, you can be certain that you are receiving aggressive, but extremely reliable representation. Contact our office today at 844-984-3529 to set up your initial consultation.