Q: I got a speeding ticket for going 81 in a 55 on a with no license
I went to pick up one of my friends to work it was night I was running out of gas so I tried to get fast to her house and pull gas , I forgot my license at home the total of the ticket is $2,500 he said I don’t have to pay it after I go to court I never get in a situation like that
A: This is a Class B misdemeanor. You need an attorney to represent you. Usually counsel can negotiate this type of case to a petty offense.
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A: 81 in a 55 is 26 mph over the posted speed limit which is a criminal offense in Illinois. 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. This is not a normal speeding ticket. You need to hire a Criminal Defense Attorney right away. That attorney, at a minimum, will attempt to have this ticket amended to a Petty Offense. Please note, if you receive a conviction on this ticket, it will show up in background checks and will cause you issues with employment, education, housing and financing for the rest of your life. Hire an attorney now.
A: As my colleagues have indicated, there are certainly options to minimize the consequences. Are you able to obtain a license? If so, get started on that process right away. Find an attorney that practices in the courthouse where your case is pending to discuss the best course of action.
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