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Q: 16, got a speeding ticket for 30 above. First offense, chances of suspension in IL?

I'm 16 and It was 2am, and I was going 60 in a 30, there was no one else on the road. got a ticket for past curfew and paid it, my court date is tomorrow. What are my chances of getting my license suspended vs getting supervision?

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

A: If this is your only ticket in the last 12 months and you are over 21, your chances of getting suspended even if you are convicted are zero. However, it is a class B misdemeanor, which is a criminal offense.

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

A: You will require an attorney for this citation. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact me.

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

A: Speeding 26+ mph over the limit is a Class B misdemeanor. If you are convicted of 2 moving violations within a 2 year period under the age of 21 you face a license suspension. It may be possible to avoid a conviction depending on a few factors. An attorney can certainly assist you and ensure the best possible result. As you may know, you will need a parent present because you are under the age of 18.

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

A: This is not a normal speeding ticket. This is a criminal offense. It is a Class B Misdemeanor which carries a possible sentence of up to 6 months in jail and up to $1,500.00 in fines no including mandatory assessments. You and your parents need to hire an attorney right away. If you are convicted, this will show up on background checks and it will cause you issues for the rest of your life regarding education, employment, housing and financing. You can ask the Judge tomorrow for time to hire an attorney and then you must hire an attorney to assist you with this matter.

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

A: This is considered a "criminal" charge as Class B Misdemeanor. You should hire a local lawyer.

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