Misdemeanor Speeding in the State of Illinois
A traffic citation that all drivers know about is speeding. However, what most drivers don’t know is that in the state of Illinois speeding can be either a petty or a misdemeanor offense. While a petty offense may not require a court appearance, a misdemeanor offense does.
In Illinois the lawmakers have determined that a speeding offense 26 miles per hour or more over the speed limit is a misdemeanor. Specifically, a speeding ticket for 26-34 miles per hour over the speed limit is a class B misdemeanor, while a speeding ticket for 35 miles or more over the speed limit is a class A misdemeanor. (Source 1 and Source 2).
Each of these speeding offenses require a court appearance and is not something that should be taken lightly. While a petty speeding ticket cannot result in any potential jail time, a misdemeanor speeding ticket can and you should always have an attorney making sure you don’t go to jail for a speeding ticket. (Source 1 and Source 2).
With some serious consequences to misdemeanor speeding citations, give Finegan & Rinker a call to see how they can help.