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Elmhurst Aggravated Speeding Defense Attorney

Elmhurst Traffic Violations Lawyer

Experienced Lawyers Offer Aggressive Speeding Counsel in DuPage County

Citations for speeding are on the rise in Chicago and throughout Illinois. While no speeding ticket is a laughing matter, driving at speeds well in excess of the speed limit is known as aggravated speeding, which is a serious charge, and a conviction will result in a permanent criminal record. When you are arrested for aggravated speeding, or any crime, you need prompt legal representation. In fact, because the offense of aggravated speeding is one you can go to jail for, most judges and courts will require you to have a lawyer to represent you.

Hire Smart Aggravated Speeding Attorneys

At the law office of Kathryn L. Harry & Associates, P.C., our criminal defense attorneys draw upon decades of litigation experience to provide immediate protection for clients in DuPage County and throughout the Chicago suburbs. We have the knowledge and experience to answer your questions and help you determine exactly what you have at risk. We know the laws and the courts. We use that knowledge to defend you and protect your driver's license. Call 630-472-9700 to receive a free case evaluation.

In 2011, the State of Illinois enacted a new law, called "Julie's Law," that increased penalties for excessive speeding and essentially left offenders with a criminal record. With a blemish of a conviction for aggravated speeding, which is now considered a misdemeanor, you might have difficulty keeping your job or finding future employment, and you may not be able to pass a security clearance.

Penalties for Aggravated Speeding in Illinois

With a tougher stance on traffic violations in Chicago and throughout Illinois, those charged with aggravated speeding more than 35 MPH over the speed limit are subject to:

  • Class A misdemeanor offense
  • $2,500 fine
  • Possible 1 year in jail
  • Possible suspended or revoked license
  • Increased points on driving record
  • Higher insurance rates
  • CDL disqualification

There are special circumstances that can further increase penalties for aggravated speeding. Tougher fines and sentences may be handed down if you have a prior aggravated speeding or reckless driving charge on your record or if your offense occurred while driving over a bridge, in a school zone, or in a construction or maintenance zone.

Since the enactment of "Julie's Law," the legislature has further increased the fines and penalties for speeding, and a new class of aggravated speeding ticket was created. Now, speeding more than 26 MPH over the posted speed limit is a Class B Misdemeanor, punishable by:

  • Up to a $1,500 fine
  • Up to 6 months in jail
  • Possible suspended or revoked license
  • Increased insurance rates
  • Additional points on driving record
  • CDL disqualification

Court Supervision

"Julie's Law" originally prohibited court supervision in cases of aggravated speeding, but Illinois courts found this provision to be unconstitutional. On January 1, 2016, the law changed, and court supervision is now available for people charged with aggravated speeding. If a driver meets the court's requirements and does not receive any other traffic violations during the period of court supervision, the charges will be dismissed and removed from the driver's record.

Contact an Oak Brook Defense Attorney to Save Your Driver's License

If you have been charged with aggravated speeding or any other traffic violation in Chicago or the Northern Illinois area, you can count on the skilled attorneys of Kathryn L. Harry & Associates, P.C. to provide professional and smart legal representation that protects your rights. Contact a DuPage County aggravated speeding defense lawyer at 630-472-9700 to schedule a free initial consultation. We serve clients in Hinsdale, Downers Grove, Lombard, Clarendon Hills, Burr Ridge and surrounding areas.

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