Even the most careful drivers can end up receiving a speeding ticket despite their best intentions. The good news is that the majority of the time it may be possible to keep that ticket off of your record. Speeding is classified as a moving violation and charged under Illinois Vehicle Code 625 ILCS 5/11-601. As a result, speeding tickets not only have a negative impact on your insurance rates, but can affect your driver's license as well. As a result, simply paying your traffic ticket could be a costly mistake. The speeding ticket attorneys at The Davis Law Group, P.C. represent those charged with speeding throughout Illinois and the Chicago Area.Illinois Speeding Offenses and Penalties
Penalties for Illinois speeding tickets differ depending on the type of speeding offense alleged by the police officer. The speeding ticket lawyers at The Davis Law Group, P.C. have an in-depth knowledge of all variations of speeding violations in Illinois from petty offenses to misdemeanor "aggravated" speeding charges. Although aggravated speeding offenses can have a maximum penalty of up to 12 months in jail and a $2,500.00 fine, petty offenses are still punishable by conviction, costly fines and traffic school. We are experienced with the ever-changing traffic laws in Illinois and understand the best way to protect our clients' driving records.
Petty Speeding (25 mph over the limit or less): maximum penalty = conviction + fines of up to $1,000.00 + mandatory court costs + up to 20 points on your driving record
Aggravated Speeding (26+ mph over the limit): maximum penalty = conviction + 6 months in jail + $1,500.00 fine + mandatory court costs + 50 points on your driving record
Aggravated Speeding (35+ mph over the limit): maximum penalty = conviction + 12 months in jail + $2,500.00 fine + mandatory court costs + 50 points on your driving record
Speeding in a School Zone: minimum penalty = $150.00 fine + mandatory court costs + mandatory conviction (court supervision prohibited) + 20 points on your driving record
Speeding in a Construction Zone: minimum penalty = $375.00 fine + mandatory court costs + 20 points on your driving record
Failure to Reduce Speed to Avoid an Accident: maximum penalty = conviction + fines of up to $1,000.00 + mandatory court costs + 10 points on your driving recordDriver's License Suspension & Other Consequences
Multiple speeding ticket convictions can result in the suspension of your Illinois driver's license (click here for more information on moving violation suspensions). If you are under 21 years of age, it only takes two moving violation convictions within 2 years to cause a license suspension. If you are 21 years of age or older, it takes three moving violation convictions within 1 year to cause a license suspension. The length of the suspension is determined by how many points you have accumulated on your driving record (click here for more information on the Illinois Driver's License Point System). Of course, losing your driver's license can have a significant impact on your personal and professional life.
Aside from a driver's license suspension, speeding tickets may also result in expensive court fines, traffic school, community service and insurance rate increases.Illinois Speeding Ticket Attorneys
Our traffic attorneys examine your specific case to determine the most appropriate strategy to address your Illinois speeding ticket. We will take the necessary steps to increase the odds of a favorable outcome. From full dismissal of your ticket to court supervision, our priority is keeping your record clean.
Contact the Chicago area speeding ticket attorneys at The Davis Law Group, P.C. Our attorneys provide the legal representation you deserve. Professional representation can alleviate much of the stress that goes along with receiving a traffic violation. In fact, if you are unable to appear in court, our attorneys can often appear on your behalf.
Our speeding ticket attorneys can assist with traffic tickets issued in Chicago and throughout Illinois including Lake County, Cook County, and DuPage County. If you receive a speeding ticket in Illinois, contact our professional and experienced attorneys to discuss your options. Our top priority is keeping your record clean and ensuring the best possible result. We look forward to speaking with you to discuss your case.