Q: Age 21. Court supervision until 07/05/17 for speeding ticket. Received 2 more leading up to today. Suspension possible?
I received my second speeding ticket for going 7 over on the highway in Wyoming in may and my third one today for going 30 over. I was going flow of traffic on highway but decided to switch lanes and speed up. Cop did not show me speed gun when I asked to see it.
A: Find out if Wyoming ticket was reported to Illinois.
If not, then you have no convictions on your record and need to contest the new ticket.
A: Age 21 and older = a license suspension for 3 convictions within 12 months. If the Wyoming ticket was reported to Illinois AND if your court supervision is converted to a conviction based on the violation, a conviction of the new ticket will result in a license suspension. Overall, it sounds like an unlikely scenario.
HOWEVER, speeding 26-34mph over the posted limit is a Class B misdemeanor punishable by a maximum 6 months in jail and a $1,500 fine plus court costs. In other words, the ticket you received today a criminal offense. It is even more serious based on the two prior tickets. Avoiding a criminal conviction, if possible, and minimizing the consequences is a top priority. You are strongly encouraged to retain an attorney. Best of luck.
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