Arlington Heights Aggravated Speeding Attorneys
Aggravated speeding in Illinois is a misdemeanor crime, not a petty offense like many other traffic tickets. You should take it seriously, because it could result in heavy fines, jail time and a misdemeanor on your public records. Additionally, unlike many other traffic offenses, you would not be eligible for supervision if the court found you guilty of aggravated speeding.
What If I Pay My Ticket?
Before you plead guilty to an aggravated speeding ticket, you should know your options. This would not be a simple ticket that you could pay off — although paying off a ticket may not be the wisest course of action in any case.
What If I Take a Deal?
Even if someone offers you a deal, since Illinois operates on a cumulative points system, it would probably be in your best interest to defend against any citations you receive. That is probably true even if the ticket in question happen to be your first offense. Mounting a strong defense against aggravated speeding is especially important since even one conviction could result in a suspension of your driver’s license. Although you could have your license back in a matter of months, the effects of these suspensions could last up to seven years.
Can I Go To Jail For Speeding?
Depending on the speed at which you were allegedly traveling, the issuing officer could cite you for either a class A or class B misdemeanor. Class A misdemeanor convictions are punishable by up to a year in prison and a sizable fine.
Can I Lose My License?
Speeding convictions in Arlington heights will probably also affect the number of points you have on your Illinois driver’s license. Adding points places your driving privileges in danger of suspension. More severe speeding has the potential to add as many points to your license as would reckless driving or a hit-and-run that injured someone.
How Do I Defend Against Aggravated Speeding?
When you inspect your Arlington Heights aggravated speeding citation documents, you should find that they direct you to the Third Municipal District Courthouse. It is in Rolling Meadows at 2121 Euclid Avenue. Your call to court will be at 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m., in most cases. Judges hear issues regarding misdemeanor violations on the first floor and misdemeanor, traffic and ordinance violations on the second floor.
Please start your defense as soon as possible after you receive your citation. There will be deadlines and procedural requirements you will want to meet. When you need support, our experienced Cook County traffic lawyers are able to guide you through even the most serious traffic offenses. Please call us immediately at (312) 940-8330 so we may review your case and discuss any and all options you have.