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When is speeding a misdemeanor?

Being accused of speeding is bad enough when it leads to a traffic ticket. After all, such tickets can have a range of impacts for an individual. However, there are circumstances here in Illinois under which speeding allegations could expose a person to even harsher consequences. This is because, under Illinois law, there is a point where speeding shifts from a traffic offense to a misdemeanor crime.

This point is 26 mph over the speed limit. Individuals accused of going at least this speed can face misdemeanor charges. What penalties they could face depends on how much past this threshold they are accused of having gone.

Under Illinois law, going 26 to 34 mph over the speed limit is a Class B misdemeanor. The possible penalties for Class B include a jail sentence of up to six months and a fine of up to $1,500.

Going 35 mph or more over the limit rises to being a Class A misdemeanor. A fine of up to $2,500 and jail time of up to just under a year are among the potential penalties for Class A.

So, when speeding allegations involve accusations of have gone 26 mph or more over the limit, it can trigger a whole additional set or issues and concerns for a person. It can leave a person worried about their freedom and their future. Skilled defense attorneys can advise Illinois drivers facing misdemeanor speeding charges on what options they have for trying to keep their case from leading to things like jail time.

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