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Illinois Speeding Tickets
Do I need an attorney for an Illinois speeding ticket?
If you have been given a speeding ticket, you may want to consult an attorney. Speeding tickets can have high fines and cause increased insurance rates. It could also lead to a loss of your driving privileges under certain circumstances.
You may have read on your ticket that you can pay by mail and plead guilty. You should know that this will lead to a conviction on your record and could raise your insurance rates. It may seem like the cheap and easy option now, but it could have serious consequences in the future.
If you receive three moving violation convictions in any one-year period, there will be a mandatory license suspension. For drivers under the age of 18, two moving violation convictions in any two-year period will result in a mandatory license suspension. To avoid these consequences, consult with an Illinois traffic attorney before paying your ticket.
Do I have to appear in court?
You will be given a court date on your ticket. It will also show whether you have a mandatory court appearance. If you receive certain types or multiple tickets, you may have to appear in court. If you hire an attorney, it is possible that they can appear on your behalf. You should consult an attorney before the date marked on your ticket.
How much are speeding tickets in Illinois?
Speeding is a petty offense, punishable by a fine of up to $1000. If you wish to seek court supervision or have a mandatory court date, there will be additional costs added on to your fine.
A conviction for speeding could also lead to increased insurance rates. We have talked to clients who have had their insurance rates go up hundreds of dollars because of one speeding conviction. It is important to know all of the consequences when dealing with a speeding ticket.
What if I was only going 5 mph over the speed limit?
There is a common myth that you will not be pulled over for going a little over the speed limit. While that may be true with some officers or departments, it is not the law. You can be given a speeding ticket for going any speed over the posted limit, even if that is only one mph.
Am I eligible for court supervision?
You may be eligible for court supervision under certain circumstances. This means that, if you complete the supervision period without having another violation, you will not have a conviction on your record. There is a limit on the number of times you can be offered court supervision.
If you opt for court supervision, there will be additional court costs added to the fine amount. However, it will avoid a conviction on your record. Insurance companies may raise your insurance rates if you receive a conviction. Consult with an attorney to determine the best option for you.
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A conviction for speeding 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 Pulaski County, Illinois or the southern Illinois area, 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!
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
Leaving the Scene of an Accident
Nighttime Driving Restrictions
Overweight Truck Violations
Passing a School Bus
Running a Red Light / Stop Sign
Seat Belt Violations
Speeding in a School Zone
Speeding in a Construction Zone
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