Santa Clara, CA asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois

Q: Got ticket 103 mph speeding in Illinois. Posted limit was 70. How to solve it ? I am from California and Licence too.

Please give me best idea. I am not sure that I drove 103 mph it might be 83 or 93 mph but coups issued ticket of 103.I didn’t want argue with coups that time, whatever he said I did and sign the ticket. I also paid 250$ cash at the same time. What is best further step please advice me.

Thank you.

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John S. Fotopoulos
John S. Fotopoulos
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  • Orland Park, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: This is a class A misdemeanor. You will need an attorney to represent you in this case. The court can sentence you up to 364 days in jail and/or $2,500 fine. Please feel free to reach out to me if you wish to discuss further.

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

A: Because the offense was for speeding 33 over, this is a Class B misdemeanor. Technically, you are facing a maximum penalty of 6 months in jail and a fine of up to $1500. However, there are many possibilities based on a variety of factors including your driving record. Contact an attorney directly that practices in the courthouse/county where your case is assigned. Many of us provide free consultations.

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David J. Winer
David J. Winer
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  • Traffic Tickets Lawyer
  • Waukegan, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: Since you are going 33 over the limit your case is a Class B misdemeanor which can face jail time, although that is very unlikely. But, based on your driving record and other factors there is a possibility the prosecutor will amend the ticket to a lower charge. I highly suggest that you contact an attorney that practices traffic law in the county where your case is going to court.

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

A: First, you need to hire an attorney right away to assist you with this matter. That attorney needs time to work on your case and will likely attempt to have the charge amended to a Petty Traffic Offense as opposed to the Class B Misdemeanor you are currently facing. Second, listen to what that attorney says. Finally, the sooner you hire an attorney, the better. This is not a normal traffic ticket. This is a criminal offense in Illinois and if you are convicted, it will show up on background checks and it will cause you issues with employment, education, housing and financing. Hire an attorney now.

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