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How can we help with a speeding ticket?

| Dec 15, 2013 | DUI & Traffic Defense |

Fenbert & Associates defends men and women charged with speeding tickets.  We represent people charged with Speed in violation of 625 ILCS 5/11-601.5, all across Chicago and Cook County, DuPage County, Will County, McHenry County and Kane County. Mr. Fenbert is an experienced and aggressive attorney ready to challenge the weight and sufficiency of the evidence and ensure that the prosecution meets its burden of proof.

A Class A or Class B Speeding conviction can impact your Illinois Driver’s License or Out of State Driver’s License. A Misdemeanor conviction may also show up on a criminal background check and impact your employment if you drive for living.

STATUTE

Excessive Speeding is a crime in Illinois. 625 ILCS 5/11-601.5 entitled Driving 26 miles per hour or more in excess of applicable limit, provides:

  1. A person who drives a vehicle upon any highway of this State at speed that is 26 miles per hour or more but less than 35 miles per hour speed limit established under this Chapter or local ordinance commits a Class B misdemeanor.
  1. A person who drives a vehicle upon any highway of this State at speed that is 35 miles per hour or more in excess of the speed limit established under this Chapter or local ordinance commits a Class A misdemeanor.

PENALTIES

As stated, the penalties are either a Class B Misdemeanor or Class A Misdemeanor. Generally, a Class B Misdemeanor is punishable by up to 180 days in jail and a $1,500 fine. Similarly, a Class A Misdemeanor is punishable by up to 364 days in jail and a $2,500 fine. Effective January 2, 2015, a person charged with either a Class A or Class B Misdemeanor Speed may be eligible for court supervision.

CRAFTING A DEFENSE

No criminal case is the same, but all cases are defensible in Illinois. The prosecution faces the challenge of having to prove each and every element of the speeding offense. The ticketing or arresting officer will be required to testify. If we proceed to trial, we will challenge the officer’s memory, credibility, and possible defenses.

NEXT STEPS

Fenbert & Associates represents men and women charged Speeding. For a Free Consultation call Richard at 630-917-2051. He will discuss the strengths and weaknesses of your case, the possible penalties, mitigation evidence and your desired outcome.