Several years ago, a speeding ticket was just that… a simple speeding ticket.  However, over the last few years, Illinois has increased the punishment for excessive speeding by making the offense a misdemeanor.
Depending on how fast you drive, the most severe repercussion could be a year in the county jail and a $2500 fine.  Although that punishment is reserved for the most egregious cases, police, prosecutors, and judges are taking speeding tickets very seriously. A conviction for aggravated speeding is considered a criminal offense that can concurrently affect your driving and criminal records.
Although this young man was creative in his defense for aggravated speeding, it was unsuccessful.  Read the full article Here.
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