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Felony Speeding - Aggravated Speeding

Chicago & Joliet Area Aggravated Speeding Attorney

New Illinois Driving Laws in 2014 - Increased Penalties for Aggravated Speeding

A Felony Speeding conviction may cause suspension or revocation of driving privileges.New 2014 Illinois traffic laws that became effective January 2014 have dramatically increased the penalties for speeding.  Individuals cited for speeds in excess of 26 mph or more over the posted speed limit will be charged with a criminal offense.  Seeking legal assistance becomes even more important.  Contact Tim Henderson, experienced traffic law attorney, for assistance when charged with speeding in Illinois.

Illinois Aggravated Speeding - Felony Speeding -New, Harsher Penalties

While the legal speed limit has gone from 65 mph to 70 mph on all rural interstates, eight counties (Cook, DuPage, Kane, Will, McHenry, Lake, Madison and St. Clair) have the option to maintain the current 55 mph speed limit.
Speeding 26 - 34 mph over the limit, as of January 2014, is a Class B Misdemeanor - a criminal offense with a penalty of up to six months in jail and a $1500 fine.  Court supervision, a possibility before the recent stricter penalties, is no longer an option.  
The minimum penalty when a guilty plea is entered or a finding of guilty is given for speeding 35 mph over the limit is a conviction and it is considered a Class A misdemeanor with a maximum fine of $2500. A conviction may cause the Secretary of State to suspend or revoke the offender's driving privileges and may result in jail time.  A Traffic Court judge may sentence an offender to probation, community service, traffic school, fines, and/or jail.  Traffic Court judges in both Cook and DuPage Counties have sentenced defendants to jail for this offense.   If arrested for going 26 mph or more over the limit, the traffic court judge will advise the motorist that they are facing a criminal misdemeanor offense,  could be sentenced to jail and should be represented by an attorney.  

Cook County Aggravated Speeding Attorney

Aggravated speeding or felony speeding is definitely something not taken lightly by the State of Illinois.  It is more important than ever to seek legal advice from an experienced traffic speeding attorney - particular in the Chicago land area (Cook, DuPage, Kane, Will, McHenry, Lake, Madison and St. Clair Counties). Contact Traffic Attorney Tim Henderson for a free initial consultation.