Aggravated speeding is when a person is caught speeding 26 MPH or greater over the posted speed limit. If it is between 26 MPH and 34 MPH, this is a Class B Misdemeanor. If it is 35 MPH or above, it is a Class A Misdemeanor. The potential penalties for a Class A Misdemeanor is a fine of up to $2,500, up to a year in the County Jail and suspension or revocation of your driver’s license. Penalties for a Class B Misdemeanor are up to a $500 fine, up to 6 months in a County Jail and suspension or revocation of your drivers license. Those charged with Aggravated Speeding are not eligible for Court Supervision.
Strategies for defending against Aggravated Speeding are:
- Contesting the accuracy of the radar or contesting of a police officer if the charge is based on an estimate.
- If you have a good record, you potentially could have the charge reduced to a regular speeding ticket. This both qualifies you for supervision and will not result in a suspension or revocation of your license.