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Illinois Speeding Ticket FAQ

Speeding ticket lawyer in Illinois

How much does a speeding ticket cost?

Did you know you could save money by fighting your Illinois speeding ticket with a Speeding ticket lawyer in Illinois? It’s possible, when you have the right speeding ticket lawyer on your side. Call Pioletti Pioletti & Nichols for an immediate consultation. 

If you have been stopped by police and given a speeding ticket in Illinois, you don’t have to admit guilt by paying the fee. Rather, it is your right to fight the ticket. By choosing to retain the help of a speeding ticket lawyer, you could benefit from many things including a reduction in the related fines, a decrease in penalties, less points on your driver’s license, or an avoidance of an insurance premium increase. 

At our firm, our speeding ticket lawyers have been utilizing our knowledge and experience into building strong defenses for a broad range of speeding ticket cases. Our due diligences has successfully helped thousands of clients, including those who thought they would lose their license. We are very good at what we do; hence, our reputation for being leading traffic ticket lawyers. 

How much does a speeding ticket in Illinois cost?

The cost of tickets in Illinois have increased in recent years. The hope is that higher fines will make people think twice about speeding. Currently the cost of tickets in Illinois are as follows:

  • 20 mph above the speed limit – $120
  • 21-30 mph above the speed limit – $140
  • More than 30 mph above the speed limit – $160
  • Running a red light – $120
  • Making an illegal turn – $120
  • DUI – $1500

Do I have to appear in court for a speeding ticket?

A standard Illinois speeding ticket generally does not carry with it a requirement that a person must appear in court. However, if that speeding ticket is for speed in excess of 15 mph over the limit or for failure to carry proof of insurance you may be required to appear in court.

How long will a speeding ticket stay on my driving record?

Speeding tickets and other moving violations such as running a red light will remain on your driving record for four to five years from the date of conviction. If the ticket is the basis for a suspension or revocation of your driving privileges then it will remain on your record for a minimum of seven years from the date that your privileges are reinstated.

What is court supervision?

Court supervision is an alternative to a conviction for a traffic violation. When a judge grants court supervision a person is placed under the court’s jurisdiction for a period of time ranging from 6 months to 2 years. In addition you may be required to pay a fine or attend traffic safety school or both. So long as you successfully complete the order of supervision a judgment of conviction on your ticket will not be entered and it will not appear on your driving record.

Am I eligible for court supervision?

Many people who receive a traffic ticket request court supervision. A judge is authorized to impose the disposition of court supervision in most situations. By law however judges are not allowed to grant court supervision in the following instances:

  • Speeding in a construction zone or school zone
  • Passing a school bus that is loading children
  • Second violation of driving without insurance
  • Second violation of displaying false evidence of insurance
  • Second violation of driving with registration suspended due to insurance violation
  • Certain offenses relating to truck and weight regulations

Can I get my license back after receiving a statutory summary suspension or having my license revoked?

If you have received a statutory summary suspension or otherwise had your license suspended or revoked you may be able to get your license back. Many times having an experienced attorney on your side who can lead you through the process will make a huge difference in your chances for success. Besides paying all of your fines and completing any court mandated counseling or other programs, you will have to travel to Springfield for a hearing. This hearing is your chance to present your case as to why the Illinois Secretary of State’s Office should reinstate your license.

Turn to Our Illinois Speeding Ticket Lawyers

Following a speeding ticket, we can discuss with you some potential options aside from pleading guilty and paying a fine. 

Potential Penalties for Speeding

  • Points on your driving record
  • Fines and court fees
  • Mandatory drivers education classes
  • An increase in insurance rates
  • Jail time (may be applicable when special circumstances apply; such as a DWI)

It is also possible to have to take time off work to attend your court hearings and DMV hearings. If you lose your license, you will also need to think about transportation options; otherwise, your job could be at risk. As a speeding ticket lawyer who understands the relevant laws, procedures, and protocols of the court, we are confident in what we do and will do our best to find a solution that is right for you. 

How We Can Help

By turning to Pioletti Pioletti & Nichols to help you with your traffic ticket case for speeding, or other violations, please know that we are on your side. Depending on your case, we may:

  • Seek to reduce the penalties,
  • Ask the judge to provide alternative sentencing options,
  • Request the offense to be dismissed; this is often possible when:
    • The traffic ticket officer did not show up in court,
    • You plead guilty to a lesser violation,
    • You comply with driver’s probation

Even if the ticket is dismissed, you may have to pay your fines and fees, as well as the cost of  a lawyer. To help you determine whether a lawyer is really worth it, ask yourself:

  • How much will my insurance increase?
  • How many points will I get on my license, and can I afford these points?
  • Is the total cost of the ticket, including insurance increases, more or less than what I will pay for a speeding ticket lawyer?

In general, if you find your ticket costs, and those associated with the ticket, are more than hiring a lawyer, you may want to call a speeding ticket lawyer. 

Frequently Asked Questions About Speeding Ticket Law

The process of receiving a speeding ticket can be deeply stressful. That’s why we’re here to provide you with clear and concise answers to some of the most common questions about Illinois speeding ticket law. Our team from Pioletti Pioletti & Nichols will share that our experienced attorneys are committed to helping you navigate the legal process with confidence and ease.

How Do Speeding Tickets Affect My Driving Record?

Speeding tickets can have a significant impact on your driving record. In Illinois, when you receive a speeding ticket, points are typically added to your driving record. The number of points depends on how much you exceeded the speed limit. Accumulating too many points can lead to consequences such as license suspension or increased insurance premiums. It’s essential to address speeding tickets promptly to minimize the long-term effects on your driving record.

Can I Contest A Speeding Ticket In Court?

Yes, you have the right to contest an Illinois speeding ticket in court. When you receive a speeding ticket, you’ll typically have the option to either pay the fine or contest the ticket in court. Contesting a ticket allows you to present your case and potentially avoid fines, points on your driving record, and increased insurance rates. Our team of legal professionals can assist you in preparing a strong defense and representing your interests in court.

What Are The Potential Penalties For Speeding Tickets?

There are several factors that could have an impact on the potential penalties of a speeding ticket. For example, if you were speeding in a construction or school zone, the penalties may be higher. Penalties may include fines, points on your driving record, driver’s license suspension or revocation, mandatory traffic school, and increased insurance premiums. It’s crucial to understand the specific penalties associated with your speeding ticket and take appropriate action to mitigate them.

How Does Traffic School Affect A Speeding Ticket?

Traffic school, also known as defensive driving school, can be an option for individuals looking to mitigate the consequences of a speeding ticket. In some cases, completing traffic school may allow you to avoid points on your driving record or even have the ticket dismissed. However, eligibility for traffic school and its impact on your speeding ticket can vary depending on factors such as your driving history and the severity of the violation. Our attorneys can advise you on whether traffic school is a viable option for your situation.

Can I Negotiate With The Court To Reduce Fines For A Speeding Ticket?

Yes, it is possible to negotiate with the court to reduce fines for a speeding ticket. In some cases, prosecutors may be willing to offer a plea deal that involves reducing the fines associated with your speeding ticket in exchange for pleading guilty or no contest. Additionally, our attorneys can negotiate on your behalf to seek a favorable outcome, such as reduced fines or alternative penalties. It’s essential to have experienced legal representation to advocate for your interests effectively.

Taking Action

If you’re facing an Illinois speeding ticket, don’t hesitate to reach out to the knowledgeable legal team at Pioletti Pioletti & Nichols for assistance. Our team is available to guide you and provide you with representation through each step of the process. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn how we can help you resolve your speeding ticket with confidence.

To consult a Woodford County Illinois speeding ticket lawyer at Pioletti Pioletti & Nichols in Eureka, IL about your speeding ticket contact us online or call 309-467-3213.


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