Q: Hello i am 16 years old and have gotten my second ticket within a 3 month period
I was pulled over in Illinois and have been approved for court supervision on the first ticket the second I have just received. what are the consequences? The first ticket was 22 over and I have already paid the fine. The second was 96 in a 65 and have a mandatory court date on January 27th. Should I take the class before the court date or will it help my case at all? Will i have to pay the fines before the court date or will i be given a set time?
A: The new ticket is a criminal offense. Aggravated speeding 26-34 mph over the posted limit is a Class B misdemeanor. Technically, that offense may be punished by up to 6 months in jail and a $1,500 fine. Given your recent prior speeding ticket and the nature of the new offense, you (or a parent) should speak directly with an attorney that practices in the courthouse where your case is pending. You are also facing a possible license suspension as this new offense may be a violation of the previous supervision. Completing traffic school or community service hours can certainly help mitigate the circumstances.
A: 96 in a 65 is 31 over the posted speed limit which is a Class B Misdemeanor and is punishable by up to 6 months in jail and out to $1,500.00 in fines not including mandatory assessments. This is not a normal speeding ticket. You must hire a Criminal Defense Attorney to assist you with this matter right away. At the very least, that attorney will attempt to have this ticket amended to a Petty Offense, but that attorney needs time to work on your case, so hire one now. Please note, if you receive a conviction on this ticket, it will show up in background checks for the rest of your life and cause you issues with employment, education, housing and financing. You need to hire an attorney.
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