Saint Charles, IL asked in Traffic Tickets, Car Accidents and Juvenile Law for Illinois

Q: I’m 16 years old and was caught driving 120 in a 50 ive had no prior encounters. What could happen to me?

It wasn’t a act of reckless driving at all the road was flat and straight and I went and one I caught up with traffic I stopped and immediately went with the flow of traffic

2 Lawyer Answers
Brandon K. Davis
Brandon K. Davis
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Waukegan, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: Aggravated speeding 35+ over the limit is a class a misdemeanor. Technically, it is punishable by up to a year in jail and fines of up to $2500. There are a variety of possibilities depending on the specific circumstances as well as the courthouse where your case is pending. Penalties such as traffic school, community services and fines are all possible. You and your parents should contact an attorney that practices in that courthouse for a consultation.

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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. You are charged with a criminal offense. This is a Class A Misdemeanor which is punishable by up to 364 days in jail and up to $2,500.00 in fines not including mandatory assessments. If you receive a conviction on this matter, it will show up in background checks for the rest of your life and it will cause you issues with education, employment, housing and financing. You must hire an attorney to assist you with this matter right away. The sooner you hire an attorney, the better.

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