Oak Lawn Criminal Speeding Attorneys
The Oak Lawn criminal speeding attorneys at Driver Defense Team can assist with your criminal speeding charge(s). We will advise you on the best course of action in order to keep your driver’s license from being suspended or your insurance rates increasing. We can work to keep your criminal background untarnished.
When the Oak Lawn Police Department issues you a criminal speeding ticket, your case is assigned to the Fifth Municipal District-Bridgeview – Circuit Court of Cook County
in Bridgeview. Your case will be assigned to one of four courtrooms in the building – Rooms 102, 105, 207, or 208. For these citations, the Cook County State’s Attorney will prosecute and decide how your case proceeds.
A criminal speeding ticket is either a Class “B” or Class “A” misdemeanor. A Class “B” misdemeanor is any speeding ticket in excess of 26-34 mph over the posted speed limit and carries a possible sentence of up to six (6) months in jail and a $1,500 fine. A Class “A” misdemeanor is any speeding ticket 35 mph and above the posted speed limit and carries a possible sentence of up to one (1) year in jail and a fine of up to $2,500. As Oak Lawn criminal speeding attorneys, we regular defend these types of offenses and are familiar with the process, as well as the prosecutors handling the cases.
A possible sentence for these types of tickets include a fine and court costs (usually between $250-$500), community service at a charitable organization, and/or community service through the Sheriff’s Work Alternative Program (SWAP), a program where you would serve between 5-7 hours a day at a Cook County building or a Cook County program. SWAP responsibilities can range from picking up garbage to moving chairs. Also, depending on your background and age, it is possible to receive “deferred prosecution.” This is an agreement attorneys at Driver Defense Team reach with the state where you agree to complete a pre-determined number of community service hours in exchange for the State agreeing to dismiss your case. This is the best possible resolution for your case because you avoid paying court costs and it prevents an increase in your insurance rates. You also will be able to keep your criminal background untarnished, avoiding negative consequences at your current job or future employment.
This is absolutely necessary for individuals who have a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL). If you have a CDL and are convicted of either a Class “A” or “B” misdemeanor, you will have your commercial driving privileges disqualified for a certain amount of time. This happens even if you receive court supervision on your criminal speeding charge. An individual with a CDL will either need the charges dismissed by the state or amended to a non-moving violation. Please note – if you are a non-CDL holder, court supervision is not considered a conviction and your driver’s license will not be suspended, nor will your insurance rates increase.
For CDL holders, in order for a criminal speeding charge to be amended to a non-moving violation, the State’s Attorney must agree to amend it, and a judge must approve the plea agreement. As Oak Lawn criminal speeding attorneys, that is where we come in. We have the experience and knowledge to assist you in getting the best possible offer and disposition under the circumstances.
If you have a criminal speeding ticket, contact Driver Defense Team today so we can assess your case and tailor a defense for you.