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Defense Lawyer in Will County for Speeding 26 MPH or More Over the Limit

Most traffic citations are relatively minor offenses, and while the associated penalties for each ticket may be inconvenient, they are usually manageable. Some traffic-related offenses, however, are extremely serious—even for a first offense. Certain violations can be prosecuted as criminal offenses, and a conviction could result in severe consequences, possibly including time in jail. The offense of aggravated speeding is one of the most common traffic-related criminal charges. If you have been cited for driving 26 miles per hour or more over the posted speed limit, the Law Office of Eric J. Blatti, P.C. can provide the guidance and representation you need.

Traffic Crimes Attorney in Plainfield and Bolingbrook

Aggravated speeding is more than a moving violation; it is a misdemeanor criminal offense that can be prosecuted just like any other crime. The penalties associated with a conviction include hefty fines and potential jail time, depending on the circumstances of your case.

Under the Illinois Vehicle Code, you can be charged with aggravated speeding if you exceed the posted speed limit by at least 26 miles per hour. Speeding at less than 26 mph over the limit is handled as a traffic ticket for a moving violation. The severity of the charges for aggravated speeding depends on how fast you were allegedly driving:

  • Driving at least 26 mph over the legal speed limit but less than 35 mph over the limit could leave you facing Class B misdemeanor charges.
  • Driving 35 mph or more over the legal speed limit could leave you facing Class A misdemeanor charges.

If you are convicted of a Class B misdemeanor, you could be sentenced to up to six months in jail and ordered to pay fines of up to $1,500. Penalties for a Class A misdemeanor include up to one year in jail and fines of up to $2,500. As a traffic-related offense, an aggravated speeding conviction could also lead to the suspension of your driving privileges, points on your driving record, and the disqualification of your commercial driver's license (CDL), if applicable.

Aggressive Romeoville Defense Lawyer

Attorney Eric J. Blatti is an experienced criminal defense attorney who previously served Will County as an Assistant Public Defender. His background and knowledge of the law give him the necessary tools to help you when you are facing charges of aggravated speeding.

Our team is prepared to conduct a full investigation into the circumstances of your case, including any evidence against you. In aggravated speeding cases, most such evidence is usually based on the results of radar guns and other speed-tracking devices. If they are not calibrated, maintained, and used properly, these devices can produce unreliable, inaccurate results. We know how to challenge evidence and police procedures, and we will do everything possible to protect your future and your best interests.

Depending on the facts of your case, you may be eligible for diversionary programs or other alternatives to a conviction. We will help you explore your available options and to make the decision that is best for you and your family.

Call 815-744-2500 Today

If you are facing charges related to aggravated speeding, it is important to seek qualified legal guidance right away. Contact our office to speak with a member of our team today. Call 815-744-2500 for a free, no-obligation consultation. Our firm serves clients in Joliet, Plainfield, Bolingbrook, Romeoville, Lockport, Shorewood, and throughout Will County, Illinois.

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