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Elmhurst Aggravated Speeding Lawyer

Lombard Aggravated Speeding Lawyer

Traffic Ticket Attorney Serving DuPage County

While several traffic tickets in a short period of time can become fairly serious, most individual moving violations are relatively minor. Some offenses are severe enough on their own, however, that a single charge could result in criminal penalties, including jail time. One of the most common is known as aggravated speeding. The team at The Law Offices of Mia S. McPherson, P.C. is equipped to help you understand the potential consequences and decide on your best course of action when you have been charged with aggravated speeding.

Criminal Defense Attorney in Addison and Villa Park

Unlike running a red light or failure to yield the right of way, aggravated speeding is not just a moving violation. It is a criminal offense under Illinois law, and a conviction could leave you facing expensive fines, a suspension of your driving privileges, and a possible jail sentence. Aggravated speeding begins at 26 miles per hour over the posted limit, and the severity of the charge depends on how fast you are accused of driving. The Illinois Vehicle Code provides that:

  • A person driving at least 26 miles per hour above the posted speed limit but less than 35 miles per hour above the speed limit may face prosecution for a Class B misdemeanor; and
  • A person driving 35 miles per hour or more above the posted speed limit may face prosecution for a Class A misdemeanor.

A Class B misdemeanor in Illinois carries potential penalties of up to six months in jail and fines of up to $1,500. A conviction for a Class A misdemeanor carries a potential penalty of up to one year in jail and up to $2,500 in fines.

Trusted Lombard Misdemeanor Defense Attorney

Attorney Mia S. McPherson is a former local prosecutor and public defender who understands the importance of building relationships with clients. When you work with our firm, you become a member of our family, and we will work hard to ensure that your rights and best interests are fully protected. We will review the details of your case and assist you in exploring all available options, including diversionary programs that allow some first-offenders the opportunity to avoid a conviction. No matter how challenging your situation may appear, our team will provide the skilled representation you need and the personalized attention you deserve.

Schedule a Free Consultation Today

Charges of aggravated speeding can lead to serious consequences, and it is important to work with a skilled legal professional from the very beginning. If you have been charged, contact our office. Call 630-833-3611 for a free, no-obligation consultation at The Law Offices of Mia S. McPherson, P.C. today. Our firm serves clients in Elmhurst, Lombard, Addison, Villa Park, Maywood, Bellwood, Westchester, Northlake, Hillside, Bensenville, Berkeley, and DuPage County.

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