With the changes in the law (making 30mph and over a Class B misdemeanor, and 40mph and over a Class A misdemeanor), I have received many new clients being charged with these more serious speeding misdemeanors.
Last Thursday, I represented a person for speeding 89mph in a 45mph zone. The ticket was issued by a IL State Trooper and I had the case set for trial. The trooper was present in court.
I was able to dispose of the ticket with my client paying $300.00 in fines and court costs without any jail time, (he could have been sentenced up to 1 year), no community service, and no traffic school.
Because the prosecutor was the DuPage County State’s Attorney and the arresting agency was the Illinois State Police this combination makes the very good result I was able to negotiate harder.