What are the best and worst case scenarios for a traffic violation of speeding 30-39 mph over the posted speed limit for a first offense.
What is most likely to happen? Is a lawyer needed?
In Illinois, speeding 31-39 mph over the limit is now a Class B Misdemeanor, punishable by up to $1,500 in fines and 6 months in jail. If you plead guilty, the best result is Court Supervision. You should speak with an experienced attorney to discuss your options. Many attorneys, including our office, offer free consultations. More information on this specific offense is available at the links below.
Since the ticket is now calssified as a misdemeanor offense, I recommend getting a lawyer who practices in the County courthouse where you got the ticket. Every courthouse and Judge deal with these types of offenses diffrently, Some are lenient, while others are very tough. Depending on your driving record you may be eligible for Court Supervision whichis the best case scenario.