Speeding 31 mph Over the Limit & 40 mph Over the limit

Speeding up to 30 mph over the limit is a petty offense. But 31 mph or more over the limit can be charged in Illinois as a Class B Misdemeanor. A Class B Misdemeanor is punishable by up to 6 months in the county jail, fines up to $1,500 or a sentence of probation, conditional discharge, public service work, driving school or court supervision.

If you are caught speeding 40 mph over the limit you could be charged with a Class A Misdemeanor. A Class A Misdemeanor is punishable by up to 364 days in the county jail, fines up to $2,500, probation, conditional discharge, public service work, and/or court supervision up to 24 months.

The governing Illinois statute is 625 ILCS 5/11‑601.5(a) and 625 ILCS 5/11‑601.5(b) which provide as follows:

  1. A person who drives a vehicle upon any highway of this State at a speed that is 31 miles per hour or more but less than 40 miles per hour in excess of the applicable maximum speed limit established under this Chapter or a local ordinance commits a Class B misdemeanor.
  2. A person who drives a vehicle upon any highway of this State at a speed that is 40 miles per hour or more in excess of the applicable maximum speed limit established under this Chapter or a local ordinance commits a Class A misdemeanor.

Contact Defense Attorney David W. Lawler

The state treats all traffic offenses as very serious matters. At the Lawler Brown Law Firm we understand that our legal representation must tailor to your specific life situation. You should feel confident in knowing you hired the right Defense Attorney to best represent your specific needs. No attorney can guarantee the outcome of a case. But rest assured, I will fight to ensure the best possible resolution in your case. Contact our office today for a FREE consultation.

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