Barrington, IL asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois

Q: I got pulled over for going 81 in a 50. Instead of arresting me and towing my car, the cop gave me a ticket and court,

I’m required to go. What should I expect? First time offense. First time being pulled over. License Suspension? It says “Method of Release $1500” on my ticket.

Thank you

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Theodore J. Harvatin
Theodore J. Harvatin
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  • Springfield, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: The $1500 thing is not relevant.

No license suspension.

However, at your speed, it is no longer just a speeding ticket; it's a crime. I recommend a lawyer.

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Jeremy Wang
Jeremy Wang
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  • Traffic Tickets Lawyer
  • Wheaton, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: Speeding 26-34 above the legal speed limit is criminal Class B misdemeanor in Illinois. Driving on a suspended license is a minimum criminal Class A misdemeanor in Illinois. Make certain to show up to Court to preserve your $1500 bond as noted. You will need an attorney to represent you.

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Brandon K. Davis
Brandon K. Davis
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  • Northfield, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: Speeding 26-34 mph over the limit (often referred to as aggravated speeding) is a Class B misdemeanor under Illinois law. Technically, the maximum penalty is 6 months in jail and a $1,500 fine. However, given that this is your first ticket, the goal would be to reduce the offense and keep it off of your public record. You are not facing a license suspension. An attorney can certainly assist.

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Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink
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  • Bolingbrook, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: This is not a simple speeding ticket. This is a criminal offense and you really should hire an attorney to assist you with this matter. Most of the time, an attorney will be able to get the ticket amended to a petty offense but that attorney needs time to work your case, so hire an attorney now.

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