The seriousness of speeding charges has dramatically increased since 2012. If you’re driving in between 26 and 34 miles an hour over the posted speed limit, then the speeding ticket is a class B misdemeanor. If you are driving 35 miles or higher than the posted speed limit, then the charge is a class A misdemeanor.
Any class B misdemeanor is technically punishable by up to 6 months in jail and any class A misdemeanor is punishable for up to 364 days in jail. However, unlike most speeding tickets or other misdemeanors, you cannot receive a sentence of court supervision for a class B or class A speeding charge. This means if you are found guilty, you will have a misdemeanor conviction on your records. While a speeding conviction is not the worst offense to have a conviction for, it can have negative consequences on your driving record and affect employment applications.
Steve Klein has been successful many times at negotiating these tickets with prosecutor to have these tickets reduced and avoid jail time. The key is to hire an attorney early so he can prepare the necessary mitigation for your court date.