Peoria, IL asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois

Q: I got my first speeding ticket in Pekin, IL for going 77 / 45. I’d go early to pay, but I don’t know how much it cost.

Around nighttime still evening, I was At a stoplight and the light turned green. As I noticed I stepped on the gas and went up to 40 and a cop siren was flashed. Me nervous and scared, the cop asked me for ID and drivers license. He asked me was i in a hurry, I said no. He said you know you went up to 77. Still nervous because I’m scared of police I was also in disbelief because there’s no way I went up 77 when I looked at my speed meter and it said 40 & I was pulled over a second later. He told me I could go to jail for this but have me a ticket. It says show up to court October 5th. My problem is that my moneys low because I spent it on my car & also my job doesn’t pay that much money. I feel helpless. I want to avoid court & pay money ASAP when I go up there but I don’t know what to do or say. Please help me.

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

A: You will be pleading guilty to a misdemeanor, a criminal offense. You should have a lawyer, who can also arrange a payment plan. This is not a do it yourself project.

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

A: Speeding 26-34 over the limit is a Class B misdemeanor. Because it’s a criminal charge, a court appearance is required. It would be recommended that you appear in court with a lawyer to ensure the best possible result. Contact an attorney that practices in the county / courthouse where your case is pending for a consultation.

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