Speeding in a Construction Zone

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Illinois Construction Zone Tickets

Do I need an attorney for an Illinois construction zone ticket?

If you are pulled over for speeding in a construction zone in Illinois, you should consult an Illinois traffic attorney. Construction zone tickets have some special circumstances that could have greater effects than you may realize. You may also be able to avoid a court appearance by hiring an attorney. This will help you save time and money in fighting your ticket.

Pulaski County, Illinois is notorious for writing construction zone speeding tickets. Our office is very familiar with the Mound City, Illinois Courthouse and can help handle your ticket. Many of these tickets can be handled without you having to appear in court. Having an experienced Illinois traffic lawyer can help make this process much less stressful and get the answers you need.

Do I have to appear in court?

Court appearances are required for construction zone tickets. By statute, these types of tickets have mandatory court appearances. It is possible to avoid court appearances if you hire an Illinois traffic lawyer. If you are pulled over for a construction zone speeding ticket in Pulaski County, Illinois or the southern Illinois area, contact our firm. We may be able to appear on your behalf.

How much are construction zone tickets in Illinois?

Speeding in a construction zone is a petty offense, punishable by up to a $1000 fine. The minimum fine for a first-time offense is $250. The minimum fine for a second or subsequent offense is $750. These fines are also accompanied by court costs which includes a mandatory $125 assessment which goes into a “hire back fund.” Since court appearances are mandatory for construction zone tickets, court costs are automatically added to the fine. These costs can vary, depending on the county.

The signs you see on the side of the road mention the minimum fine, but not the court costs. These are accurate signs, but they do not give a full account of the costs of a construction zone speeding ticket.

Can I get a construction zone ticket if no workers were present?

Yes. In Illinois, police can give a construction zone ticket whether workers are present or not. The only requirement for enforcing the construction zone speed limit is that there is proper signage. You probably saw these signs before and within the construction zone. These signs must show the speed limit, minimum fine for speeding and a warning that the driver is approaching a construction zone.

Am I eligible for court supervision on a construction zone ticket?

Construction zone speeding tickets are eligible for court supervision. Getting court supervision on a construction zone ticket will prevent the offense from going on your driving record. It could also help to avoid increased insurance rates. It is up to the State’s Attorney whether they will offer court supervision on your ticket. Our office will help negotiate on your behalf to achieve the best possible outcome for your situation.

In some cases, court supervision may not be the best outcome and there may be other options. It is best to consult with an attorney to get the answers to questions specific to your case.

Contact a Pulaski County, Illinois Construction Zone Speeding Ticket Lawyer Today!

A conviction for speeding in a construction zone can be extremely expensive and have serious consequences. These offenses can lead to loss of your driver’s license and increase insurance costs. If you are pulled over for speeding in a construction zone in Pulaski County, Illinois or southern Illinois, you should contact an experienced traffic attorney to represent you. Julian Watkins is a former Pulaski County, Illinois prosecutor. He has prosecuted thousands of traffic cases and can assist you. Contact Illinois Traffic Help for a free consultation!

Traffic Offenses

CDL Traffic Violations
Cell Phone Use While Driving
Disobeying a Traffic Control Device
Driving with a Revoked License
Driving with a Suspended License
Driving Without a Valid License
Driving Without Valid Insurance
Failure to Reduce Speed / Accident
Failure to Secure a Child Passenger
Failure to Signal
Failure to Yield
Failure to Yield to Emergency Vehicle
Following Too Closely
Illegal Transportation of Alcohol
Illegal Transportation of Cannabis
Improper Lane Usage
Improper U-Turn
Leaving the Scene of an Accident
Nighttime Driving Restrictions
Overweight Truck Violations
Passing a School Bus
Reckless Driving
Running a Red Light / Stop Sign
Seat Belt Violations
Speeding in a School Zone
Speeding in a Construction Zone

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