We Know How To Combat Aggravated Speeding Accusations
Driving far above the posted speed limit is not only considered a dangerous act, but is also recognized as a criminal offense. The State of Illinois classifies aggravated speeding as a serious misdemeanor, which can permanently taint your criminal record if convicted. With the possibility of going to jail and losing your driving privileges, having an experienced criminal defense lawyer by your side can be a big relief. If you have been charged, we at Kopp Law are prepared to assist you in determining your next steps strategically.
Understanding Your Charge
Like a reckless driving charge, aggravated speeding can result in severe penalties based on the presumption that excessive speed evidences a deliberate disregard for safety. Depending on how much faster you were going over the speed limit, you may be charged with a Class A or Class B misdemeanor:
- Class A: Driving 35 miles per hour or more over the posted speed limit
- Class B: Driving 26 to 34 miles per hour over the posted speed limit
Depending on the class of the misdemeanor, you could face up to 12 months in jail and pay up to $2,500 in fines. If you hold a commercial driver’s license, you could lose your commercial driving privileges, possibly having your license either suspended or revoked. Kopp Law has had tremendous success negotiating reductions or amendments to the charges to avoid some of these severe penalties.
With so much at stake, having a lawyer represent you can maximize your advantage over the prosecutor. Attorney John R. Kopp is equipped with extensive trial experience and is prepared to handle your case. As a former prosecutor with strong knowledge of the state courts, he will fight to have the judicial system work in your favor, so that you can have your charges reduced as much as possible.
Don’t Let Your Charge Define Your Future
We have flexible hours that allow you to find the most convenient meeting time for your schedule, and we are also able to meet you outside our Geneva office if necessary, whether in Chicago or in one of the surrounding suburbs.