f you have been issued a citation for speeding in the Rockford area, including Rockford, Machesney Park, Loves Park, Rockton, Roscoe, Winnebago County or a surrounding county or community, contact traffic violation defense attorney Marriett Legal for a free consultation with an experienced lawyer.
Marriett Legal's rates for handling speeding tickets are extremely reasonable. We also can help alleviate any Illinois Secretary of State points that may be assessed against your license.
Any ticket issued for speeding fewer than 31 miles per hour over the posted speed limit is considered a "petty offense" and is punishable by a fine only. On the civil side of your case, points may still be assessed against your license however. It is important to consult with a qualified attorney before handling your speeding ticket alone, as you may do serious damage to your license by doing so.
Illinois Statute 625 ILCS 5/11-601(a) states:
No vehicle may be driven upon any highway of this State at a speed which is greater than is reasonable and proper with regard to traffic conditions and the use of the highway, or endangers the safety of any person or property. The fact that the speed of a vehicle does not exceed the applicable maximum speed limit does not relieve the driver from the duty to decrease speed when approaching and crossing an intersection, approaching and going around a curve, when approaching a hill crest, when traveling upon any narrow or winding roadway, or when special hazard exists with respect to pedestrians or other traffic or by reason of weather or highway conditions. Speed must be decreased as may be necessary to avoid colliding with any person or vehicle on or entering the highway in compliance with legal requirements and the duty of all persons to use due care.
In all speeding violation cases, it is important to contact a skilled lawyer as early in the process as possible to ensure the best possible outcome. To obtain quality legal representation in Rockford, Machesney Park, Loves Park, Winnebago County or the surrounding Illinois counties and communities, contact attorney Marriett Legal for a free consultation. Marriett Legal can be reached by phone at (815) 391-0089, securely through the link listed below, or by email here.