Gilberts, IL asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois

Q: Speeding ticket for 77 in a 45 and must appear in court. No violations in last 10 yrs. Is court supervision possible?

Seeking advice as to how to plead and whether I can request supervision given my previous record.

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Theodore J. Harvatin
Theodore J. Harvatin
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  • Traffic Tickets Lawyer
  • Springfield, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: This is what is called aggravated speeding. In your case it is a class B misdemeanor, or in other words, a criminal offense. If you have not had supervision or been convicted of an aggravated speeder in the past, you can request supervision but you will be pleading guilty to a crime. Consider hiring a lawyer

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Brandon K. Davis
Brandon K. Davis
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  • Traffic Tickets Lawyer
  • Northfield, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: Under Illinois law, speeding 26-34 mph over the limit is a Class B misdemeanor. Technically, this means that the offense can be punished by up at 6 months in jail and a $1500 fine. Court supervision is certainly possible. However, based on your driving record and other mitigating factors, it would be ideal to reduce the criminal charge of aggravated speeding to a petty offense with court supervision. You should consult with an attorney that practices in the county where your case is pending to discuss options and best approach.

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Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Bolingbrook, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: This is a criminal offense. You need to hire an attorney to assist you with this matter right away. That attorney will attempt to have the charges amended to a petty traffic ticket, but that attorney will need time to work your case, so the sooner you hire an attorney, the better.

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