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Cost of traffic violations rises in Illinois

This Wednesday, the state of Illinois will be increasing its speeding violation fees, as well as other traffic offense-related fees.  Bonds for speeding tickets will increase from $75 to $120.  Judge Jeffrey B. Ford of Champaign County Court stated, “Looking at every other state, we realized our bonds were way too low”.  The decision’s proponents argue that the $75 fee had been the same for decades and that it is about time it was corrected for inflation.

Other traffic violations that will see increases in bonds include driving without a seat belt or driving with a suspended license.  Those criticizing the decision believe that legislators only thought to do so because of Illinois’ $13 billion budget deficit.  Officials expect that the increases will generate around $2.5 million for the county, $2.9 million for the county’s municipalities, and $1.1 million for the state.

If you or someone you know has been charged with a speeding violation, contact the Champaign speeding violation lawyers of Bruno Law Offices at 217-328-6000 to learn more about your rights.

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