Next time you are driving on any of the Illinois Expressways take notice to the amount of people going 26 MPH over the posted speed limit. It happens everywhere, however, the ramifications of doing it can be devastating because there have been drastic changes to the Speeding Laws. A person speeding 26-34 MPH over the posted limit is now a Class B misdemeanor punishable by up to six (6) months in jail and a $1,500 fine plus court costs. Speeding 35 MPH or more over the posted limit is a Class A misdemeanor punishable by up to twelve (12) months in jail and a $2,500 fine plus court costs. Simply pleading guilty will result in a MANDATORY MISDEMEANOR CONVICTION ON YOUR RECORD. You may think "oh it's just a speeding ticket this won't affect me." This is a wrong thought and if you are issued a ticket of this nature call us at (312) 427-3050 for a free consultation so we can discuss the best way to handle your situation.