Speeding Can Be A Serious Crime
Aggravated speeding is more serious than a simple speeding ticket. Receiving a citation for going a few miles per hour over the speed limit will likely result in a relatively small fine. However, receiving a ticket for aggravated speeding could result in harsher penalties, including possible jail time.
Excessive or aggravated speeding in Illinois is defined as going more than 26 mph over the posted speed limit. If you find yourself charged with this crime, it is important to seek out an experienced attorney who has defended clients against speeding claims. At Hammel Law Offices P.C. , we have more than 25 years of experience working with speeding cases in Joliet, Naperville and surrounding areas, and know how to craft the right defense for your charges.
Penalties For Aggravated Speeding
Penalties for aggravated speeding can range in severity. This is one of the reasons it is so important to have an experienced lawyer defend your rights. It’s easy to assume that a speeding ticket is not a big deal. This is a mistake, especially in situations involving excessive speeding.
Penalties you could face for going more than 26 mph over the speed limit include:
- Jail time
- Suspension or revocation of license
The penalties are likely to increase with your speed. In other words, the faster you are going, the greater chance you have of facing jail time or large fines. These penalties also increase for repeat offenders.
You have the right to defend yourself against charges. Not only may there be alternative disciplinary options, the right lawyer can work to lessen the penalties you face.