Aggravated Speeding Ticket Lawyer Mundelein Branch Court Lake County Illinois
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Mundelein Branch Courthouse
105 East State Route 83
Mundelein Illinois


I'm attorney Matt Hoffman. I defend drivers charged with the misdemeanor traffic offense of aggravated speeding at the Mundelein, Illinois Lake County branch courthouse.

I offer a free consultation on every case.

I'm a former Lake County Assistant State's Attorney and former Lake County traffic court prosecutor. I've been handling Lake County misdemeanor aggravated speeding tickets since 2000- the year misdemeanor aggravated speeding tickets first were enacted into Illinois law.

Matt Hoffman Attorney at Law

Matt Hoffman
Attorney at Law


Many drivers I defend in Mundelein Branch Court are charged by the Illinois State police with aggravated speeding on the Lake County, Illinois portion of the I-94 interstate tollway.

The I-94 highway passes for twenty-five miles, between the Wisconsin border to the north and Cook County, Illinois to the south, right through the heart of Lake County.

The Illinois State Police patrols and writes speeding tickets on this stretch of roadway.

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Aggravated speeding tickets the Illinois State Police issues on the above Lake County section of I-94 are assigned to the Mundelein traffic courthouse for resolution.


A Lake County aggravated speeding ticket, whether issued to you by the Illinois State Police or any other law enforcement agency, alleging speeding 26 or more over the speed limit is a type of ticket that actually is punishable by jail time. The potential for jail as a penalty by definition is what makes an aggravated speeding ticket a misdemeanor allegation.

Misdemeanor speeding tickets at the Mundelein Branch Court are "must-appear" cases. Because jail is a potential penalty on any alleged misdemeanor offense, drivers are required to appear on these cases in court.

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Sample "Must Appear" Speeding Ticket

Court diversion procedures that apply to some petty offense (non-misdemeanor) speeding tickets, by which a driver may resolve the ticket for court supervision (no conviction) by mail and by paying a fine and completing traffic safety school, do not apply to Lake County aggravated speeding tickets.


Often the questions are asked, "Isn't this just a speeding ticket? Why would I hire an attorney for my case?"

Ultimately, the decision is yours as to whether or not you obtain legal representation on your misdemeanor aggravated speeding ticket.

There are, however, a number of features of an aggravated speeding ticket that make it more serious than a petty offense speeding allegation. An aggravated speeding ticket involves:

(1) a misdemeanor prosecution against you,

(2) a setting where jail time could result,

(3) a legal proceeding where a conviction for a criminal offense could ensue,

(4) a forum where a high fine could be imposed,

(5) a process that could lead, in certain circumstances, to the suspension of your driver's license or driving privileges,

(6) a scenario where the outcome of the case could negatively impact your vehicle insurance rates,

(7) a potential trial where the prosecution's star witness almost invariably will be a trained police officer, often with significant prior experience testifying in court, and

(8) an adversarial environment where the prosecutor is an attorney with often years of courtroom experience and knowledge.

These are some of the features of prosecutions for aggravated speeding tickets. As an attorney, I've dealt effectively, meaningfully and successfully with these features of aggravated speeding tickets in the Lake County courts more than two decades.


There are two types of aggravated speeding tickets that are assigned to the Mundelein traffic courthouse: class B misdemeanor and class A misdemeanor charges.

Both types of misdemeanor charges require that you appear in court.

To put things into perspective, an Illinois petty offense speeding ticket alleges an act of speeding of 1 to 25 miles per hour over the limit.

A petty offense speeding ticket is punishable by a fine of up to $1000, plus court costs when applicable. Completion of traffic safety school also may be required.

A petty offense speeding ticket is non-jailable.

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Sample Petty Offense Speeding 1-25 Over

Illinois aggravated speeding tickets carry much greater potential penalties than Illinois petty offense speeding tickets.

An Illinois class B misdemeanor aggravated speeding ticket alleges an act of speeding of between 26 and 34 miles per hour over the speed limit, and is punishable by up to a $1500 fine and by up to 180 days in jail.

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Sample Class B Aggravated Speeding 26-34 Over

An Illinois class A misdemeanor aggravated speeding ticket is an even more serious allegation.

A class A misdemeanor aggravated speeding ticket alleges an act of speeding of 35 or more miles per hour over the speed limit, and is punishable by up to a $2500 fine and by up to 364 days in jail.

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Sample Class A Aggravated Speeding 35+ Over

You will find additional discussion of the potential penalties for and possible outcomes of the Lake County aggravated speeding tickets I defend at the Mundelein Branch Court here:  Speeding Tickets.


You may have appeared already in the Mundelein Branch Court on your Lake County misdemeanor speeding ticket and heard the maximum possible penalties for your charge from the judge.

Your case may have been continued to allow you time to discuss your matter with a lawyer.

The initial court date typed or written on your ticket is known as the "arraignment date."

In Lake County, Illinois traffic court, the arraignment date is not a trial date, so there is no requirement that the police officer who issued your ticket be present and availabe to testify at that time.

At the arraignment, and throughout the proceedings unless and until you admit guilt or are found guilty after trial, you are presumed innocent of the charge.

The burden of proof is on the prosecution and is beyond a reasonable doubt. There is no requirement that you prove your innocence.

At the arraignment, the court has not heard the particular facts and circumstances of your case. Nor has the court determined the specific penalty it would impose if you are found guilty of the charge.

At the arraignment, the court is aware of the allegation that has been made against you: the allegation of a class B or class A misdemeanor offense.

After the arraignment, the court will be authorized to impose any penalties permitted by law, including a conviction, if you are found guilty of your aggravated speeding ticket later at trial.

If you have had your first court date at the Mundelein Branch Court on your Lake County aggravated speeding ticket, and your case has been continued to allow you time to consult with an attorney, I'm available to discuss your case.

I've worked with many drivers who were unaware originally of the potential penalties for their aggravated speeding tickets until they were advised of those potential penalties by the court at the arraignment.


A number of different outcomes are possible for an aggravated speeding ticket.

These outcomes include a conviction for the offense as charged, court supervision for the offense as charged, a conviction for a reduced charge, court supervision on a reduced charge, and an outright dismissal of the ticket.

In defending my client against a misdemeanor speeding ticket at the Mundelein traffic courthouse, I work to achieve the best possible outcome of the case.

I do this by relying on my experience as a local attorney who's worked in the Lake County courts more than two decades.

Additionally, my former experience as a Lake County traffic court prosecutor in the Lake County State's Attorney's Office helps me anticipate arguments a prosecutor might make and prepare counterarguments.

I've defended hundreds of clients against speeding tickets in Lake County traffic court and have achieved reduced charges, avoided convictions, and accomplished dismissals in many cases.


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Analysis.

The HoffmanLaw Office always is focused on the presumption of innocence. Building on this presumption, the HoffmanLaw Office performs a systematic and searching ANALYSIS of the facts alleged in your Lake County aggravated speeding ticket case assigned to the Mundelein, Illinois courthouse. This intensive analysis may expose weakness in the prosecution's evidence against you and can lead to powerful defense arguments and strategies.

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Preparation.

The HoffmanLaw Office strives to know completely the facts and law of your case. In traffic court, good results do not often emerge by chance. They come through intense PREPARATION that lays the groundwork for success. When you select the HoffmanLaw Office as your legal advocate, you team yourself with a philosophy of extreme preparation.

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Results.

The HoffmanLaw Office views every time it appears in court with you as an opportunity to achieve RESULTS. Whether it is negotiating during a pretrial conference, cross-examining a witness, or delivering a closing argument at trial, the HoffmanLaw Office strives to be your best advocate at all times.

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