DuPage County Speeding Defense Attorneys
Speeding Ticket Defense Lawyers in St. Charles, Bloomingdale, and Naperville
In Illinois, each time you are convicted of a moving violation, points are added to your driving record. Accumulation of points can lead to serious consequences, such as heavy fines, higher insurance rates, loss of driving privileges, mandatory driver improvement courses, and community service. Though speeding may seem like a minor offense, each speeding conviction brings you closer to driver's license suspension and other adverse consequences. If you have recently been cited for speeding or any other moving violation, it is in your best interest to speak with an experienced traffic violation attorney, so you understand your options.
For over 40 years, Mevorah & Giglio Law Offices has provided skilled representation to clients throughout Northern Illinois for all types of criminal charges; from minor speeding tickets to major felonies. Our award-winning lawyers are former public defenders and former prosecutors with extensive experience successfully litigating cases at all levels of the Illinois state and federal judicial system. We have an in-depth understanding of how the court system works and what it takes to secure positive outcomes for our clients.
We have been recognized by our peers not only for our experience and skill but also for our aggressive advocacy on behalf of each client we serve. Our attorneys are honest, straightforward, accessible, and approachable. Our clients appreciate our down to earth approach and tireless commitment to fighting for their rights. We offer free consultations, extended evening and weekend hours for your convenience, and we respond quickly to all client questions and concerns. When you receive a speeding ticket or any other type of traffic violation, we thoroughly examine the circumstances of the citation as well as your previous record to determine the best defense strategy to minimize the negative affects the ticket will have on your future.
Point System for Speeding in Illinois
Depending on the specific offense, a certain number of points are added to your driving record for each speeding conviction. They are as follows:
- Speeding in a School Zone: 20 Points
- Driving Up to 10 MPH Over the Speed Limit: 5 Points
- Driving Up to 11-14 MPH Over the Speed Limit: 15 Points
- Driving Up to 15-25 MPH Over the Speed Limit: 20 Points
- Driving 25 MPH (or Higher) Over the Speed Limit: 50 Points
Just 15 points on your driving record can result in your license being suspended for two months. This means even a conviction for driving 11 MPH over the speed limit can cause you to lose your driving privileges.
Harsher Penalties for Aggravated Speeding
The point system is used to determine if your driver’s license will be suspended or revoked, and for how long. However, there are other penalties you can incur for more serious speeding violations. Under Illinois law, if you are driving between 26 MPH and 35 MPH above the speed limit, it is a Class B Misdemeanor, punishable by fines up to $1,500 and up to six months in county jail. Driving 35 MPH (or more) over the speed limit is a Class A Misdemeanor, punishable by fines up to $2,500 and up to one year in county jail.Speeding convictions can be far more serious than most drivers realize. To minimize the negative consequences, it is always best to sit down with a skilled attorney to thoroughly assess your specific circumstances and review your options. At Mevorah & Giglio Law Offices, we understand that even a seemingly minor speeding citation can have a major negative impact on your future. We put our experience to work to help our clients reduce or avoid future legal consequences. For a free consultation with one of our experienced Illinois speeding defense attorneys, contact our office today at 630-932-9100630-932-9100.