Kane County Aggravated Speeding Lawyer
Aggressive Aggravated Speeding Defense Attorney in Elgin, IL
According to the Illinois Vehicle Code, aggravated speeding occurs when a driver is cited for traveling 26 mph or more above the speed limit. Changes to the law in recent years have made the penalties more severe. The consequences for this offense may include:
- Suspension/revocation of your driver’s license;
- Fines of up to $2,500;
- Up to one year in county jail;
- Significantly higher insurance rates;
- Loss of employment if you are a commercial driver; or
- A permanent criminal record that is ineligible for an expungement.
If you are facing a charge for aggravated speeding, it is important to seek qualified legal counsel right away.
I am Elgin, IL aggravated speeding attorney Brian J Mirandola. I have spent the last 15 years practicing criminal law in Kane County. For seven years, I was the assistant county prosecutor and over that time I saw hundreds of speeding citations come through the office. Since going into private practice, I have dedicated myself to helping those who have made a mistake or two get their lives back on track. I do not believe that one driving mistake should put a permanent black mark on your criminal record, and I am committed to finding any legal way possible to reduce the charges and mitigate the negative affect this ticket will have on your future.
Aggravated speeding in Illinois can be either a Class B or Class A Misdemeanor, depending on how far over the speed limit you are traveling. Those caught driving 26 mph to 35 mph above the speed limit may be charged with a Class B Misdemeanor; incurring fines of up to $1,500 and up to six months in county jail. If you are caught driving 35 mph or higher above the speed limit, it could land you a Class A Misdemeanor charge with fines up to $2,500 and up to a year in county jail.
In addition to the heavy fines and potential jail time, court supervision is not available for aggravated speeding; meaning a conviction is the only sentence available for a guilty finding. Conviction for this offense will become part of your criminal record and cannot be expunged. Given the harshness of the penalties for aggravated speeding, the best defense is to do everything possible to avoid a conviction. This may include negotiating a reduction to a lesser charge (such as petty speeding) or taking the case to trial if necessary.
Aggravated speeding is a serious charge and not one you should fight on your own. With so much on the line, you need an advocate in your corner that is committed to protecting your rights and fighting for your future. I deliver personalized representation from an experienced Elgin, IL aggravated speeding attorney that is dedicated to securing a positive outcome for your case. Contact my office right away to schedule a free consultation.