Schaumburg Criminal Speeding
If you are faced with a Schaumburg criminal speeding ticket, it is important to hire experienced attorneys to represent you. Driver Defense Team is well equipped to handle your Schaumburg criminal speeding case and we are familiar with the Schaumburg area.
With a population of more than 75,000, the Village of Schaumburg is located less than 30 miles northwest of downtown Chicago and about 10 miles northwest of O’Hare International Airport. Schaumburg is home to Woodfield Mall – one of the country’s largest shopping malls, as well as home to many business headquarters. It’s is a beautiful town with many families and visitors populating the area. With Schaumburg’s many busy roads, stores, attractions, schools, and railroad crossings, drivers in the area should drive safely and follow traffic laws in order to avoid receiving any Schaumburg criminal speeding tickets.
Traffic violations from Schaumburg, along with various other municipalities and townships in the northwestern suburbs of Cook County, are handled in the Cook County Circuit Court-Third Municipal District Rolling Meadows Courthouse, 2121 Euclid Ave., in Rolling Meadows.
Speeding tickets in Schaumburg are either petty (non-criminal) or aggravated (criminal). Petty speeding may involve mandatory assessments, which vary from county to county), driver safety school (either in person or online), and/or a fine ($120 maximum fine for speeding 1 to 20 mph over; $140 maximum fine for speeding 21 to 25 mph over). A sentence for petty speeding depends on various factors, including your driving record and the facts of your case. Jail time is not a potential consequence of petty speeding.
If you are ticketed in Illinois for driving more than 25 mph over the speed limit, you will be charged with aggravated speeding – a criminal offense in Illinois with serious potential consequences, which included jail time. A ticket for speeding 26 to 34 mph over the limit is classified as a Class “B” misdemeanor, punishable by up to six (6) months in county jail and/or a maximum fine of $1,500. A ticket for speeding 35 mph or more over the limit is classified as a Class “A” misdemeanor, punishable by up to one (1) year in county jail and/or a maximum fine of $2,500. Because criminal speeding is considered a serious driving offense, if you are convicted of aggravated speeding, your insurance company may increase your rates.
Because the potential sentence for speeding 26 mph or more over the limit includes jail time, most judges will require you to have an attorney represent you in your Schaumburg criminal speeding cases. If you hire a good attorney, like one of our experienced Schaumburg criminal speeding attorneys here at Driver Defense Team to represent you in such a case, it is likely you and your attorney may be able to resolve your case so you avoid jail time and instead receive community service, driver safety school, and/or paying fines and mandatory assessments. If you are pulled over for speeding 26 mph or more over the limit, there is a slim albeit possible chance you end up in jail.
If you find yourself with a Schaumburg criminal speeding ticket, you should consult with one of our Schaumburg criminal speeding lawyers at Driver Defense Team. Our experienced traffic attorneys will be able to quickly and easily answer your questions, discuss your case, and explore possible strategies.