Burbank, IL asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois

Q: Hi, I got a citation speeding ticket from the West Virginia State police . Speeding 104mph on a 70mph.

However I wasn’t speeding that much. I was going I was going between 85/90/95 then reduced my speed. And when he pulled me over he said he was following me for an hour but why didn’t you pulled me over at some point then ?! I just don’t know what to do cause I got my ticket out of state (West Virginia) and I live in Chicago .

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

A: In Illinois, this would be charged as a misdemeanor (criminal) offense. However, laws change from state to state. You should contact an attorney in West Virginia to discuss the specifics, your options, and determine the best strategy moving forward.

Juan Ooink agrees with this answer

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

A: This is a criminal offense in Illinois. It is likely a serious offense in West Virginia as well, so you need to hire an attorney licensed in West Virginia to assist you with this matter. Make sure to tell your attorney that you are licensed in Illinois.

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