The Magazine of Illinois Lawyers

July 2013Volume 101Number 7Page 336

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Illinois Law Update:

By students of the University of Illinois College of Law

Stricter penalties for speeding. PA 097-0831

(Effective July 1, 2013)

Starting this summer, defendants cited for operating a vehicle more than 25 miles per hour over the speed limit in urban areas or more than 30 miles per hour over the limit on highways face stricter penalties. Judges may no longer enter an order of supervision as a penalty for these offenses.

Previously, drivers who committed these offenses and met certain other criteria, including an unlikeliness to commit further crimes, could be granted court-ordered supervision and be spared a criminal record.