Geneva, IL asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois

Q: Speeding ticket show up for court question! (Illinois, Cook)

Hi, got a speeding ticket for going 60 in a 30. This is my first time ever getting in trouble with the law, I have no pervious background, I was also test driving a car when I got pulled over, I'm under 21. What is the most likely outcome for my case? Nervous about it!

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

A: As you probably know by now, Speeding 26-34 over the limit is a Class B misdemeanor. Technically, you face a maximum sentence of 6 months in jail and a $1,500 fine plus court assessments. However, the goal is to prevent a criminal conviction and minimize or eliminate these penalties. Consequences often include a period of court supervision, traffic school and/or community service hours. It would be in your best interest to consult directly with an attorney that practices in the courthouse/county where you case is pending to discuss your case and legal representation. Many of us offer free consultations. Best of luck.

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

A: Your first ever getting in trouble is a criminal offense due to the speed. Best retain legal counsel.

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

A: This is a misdemeanor offense. You will need an attorney to represent you. You can feel free to reach out to me to discuss your options.

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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. Specifically, this is a Class B Misdemeanor which is punishable by up to 6 months in jail and up to $1,500.00 in fines not including mandatory assessments. If you are convicted of this offense, it will show up in background checks for the rest of your life and cause you issues with education, employment, housing and financing. You need to hire a criminal defense attorney right away. The sooner you hire an attorney, the better. That attorney will need time to work your case. That attorney will try to get the ticket amended to a Petty Offense. Hire an attorney now.

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