Jail for Speeders

Did you know that Illinois speed demons can go to jail? It’s true … if the speed demons go fast enough.  If you don’t believe me, read the law for yourself.  The Illinois Compiled Statutes (625 ILCS 5/11-601.5) state:

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.

If you receive a conviction for a Class A misdemeanor in Illinois, the maximum jail sentence you can receive is 364 days.

Jeremy Richey

Jeremy J. Richey, Attorney at Law
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