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Speeding Tickets Lawyers in Illinois

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Chicagoland Speeding Tickets Lawyers

There are two types of speeding tickets in Illinois – petty speeding and aggravated speeding. While aggravated speeding typically carries more serious penalties than petty speeding, both types of speeding tickets can result in large fines, suspension of license and higher insurance rates if not handled properly.

Petty speeding (from 1 to 25 mph over the speed limit) is the usual ticket you are familiar with. Most people will just mail in payment for these types of tickets and forget them, however, there are times when defending these tickets makes sense instead of simply writing a check.

Aggravated Speeding is when you’re cited for going 26 mph or more over the speed limit. This is a criminal charge and should be taken very seriously. Mishandling an aggravated speeding charge could even result in jail time.

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  • If you are traveling 26-35 miles per hour over the posted speed limit, it is classified as a Class B misdemeanor, a criminal offense punishable by up to 6 months in jail, a $1500 fine and mandatory courts costs (625 ILCS 5/11 601.5(a)).
  • If you are traveling 35 miles per hour or more over the posted speed limit, it is classified as a Class A misdemeanor, a criminal offense punishable by up to 12 months in jail, a $2500 fine and mandatory court costs (625 ILCS 5/11 601.5(b)).

In addition to these possible penalties, a conviction can result in a criminal record, increased auto insurance premiums, and points on your driver’s license which can lead to a license suspension.

Contact Driver Defense Team Today

If you or someone you know is charged with aggravated speeding in Illinois, contact an experienced criminal speeding lawyer as soon as possible. Our team can help you avoid some of the possible penalties associated with the misdemeanor charge of aggravated speeding and help prevent the loss of your license. Call us today at (312) 940-8330 to speak with a lawyer.

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Your Legal Team

Driver Defense Team consists of seven traffic and DUI defense attorneys that work as a team. Every week our attorneys meet to discuss each of our client’s cases, sharing input and previous experience to determine how to best handle each individual case. Our clients don’t just hire one traffic lawyer, they receive the skill, expertise and experience of the entire Driver Defense Team.

Counties We Serve

The attorneys at Driver Defense Team regularly appear in all fourteen traffic courthouses in Cook County, DuPage County and Lake County. Driver Defense Team’s lawyers are familiar with the rules, people and procedures in the traffic courthouses. This allows us to provide our clients with the most effective legal defense possible.

Our History

The Ticket Clinic originated in Miami in 1987. They now have 40 offices in Florida and California and have defended over three million tickets. After expanding to Illinois, Chicago-based attorneys Stephanie and Derek acquired the firm in 2016 and changed the name, but continue to provide outstanding service and deliver excellent results for our clients.

Meet our Lawyers

We are former prosecutors, public defenders and trial team coaches. We have experience at every point and every side of a case. We bring this training and experience to each and every case.