I received a ticket in Crawford County, Wisconsin for 47 over. Yes..that's right, 47 over.
I paid the deposit/fine to the trooper, got the citation, and was sent on my merry way. Oh, well...expensive lesson learned.
I talked to a couple of lawyers out in that area and here are my options:
1) Hire a lawyer so he can try to get it amended to 24 over and reduce the points. However, it's still a conviction that is sent to the IL Sec. of State. I already checked. The lawyer gets paid, Crawford County keeps the original deposit/fine, and I possibly get screwed by the insurance company.
2) Do nothing. Crawford County keeps their money, 15 days driving suspension in Wisconsin for 47 over, report gets sent to the IL Sec. of State and I possibly get screwed by the insurance company. I may also have to pay a $50 fee to regain the priviledge of driving in Wisconsin? What's that all about?
I have a clean driving record with no prior moving violations. Since IL doesn't work on the points system, what advantage is there to hiring a lawyer? Either way, reduced or not, it still get s reported to IL.