Under Illinois law, a traffic violation will not only cost you the amount of the fine, it can also result in the Secretary of State’s Office tacking on points to your driving record. If these points start adding up, it can mean even more money paid in fines and fees. Additionally, in many cases, a person’s driving privileges can be suspended. Therefore, it is critical to not just pay the fine for the violation you receive, but to retain a traffic violations attorney and fight the ticket in court.
There are a number of offenses which will result in points being added to your driving record, including:
The majority of offenses remain on a person’s record for four to five years. If a driver receives three traffic violation convictions within a one year period, the state can suspend his or her driver’s license.
If you receive a traffic violation in DuPage County, check the violation to determine the field court in which you will need to appear in order to fight the violation. If your ticket reads Addison Field Court, this is where you and your traffic violations attorney will need to go on the day of the hearing.
The Addison Field Court is located at Three (3) Friendship Plaza, in Addison, IL. The courthouse is also referred to as DuPage County 18th Judicial Circuit Field Court. The building is located in the Addison Village Hall area. The courtroom you will need to go to is on the second floor. The building is open to the public between 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
It is important to follow all rules set forth by the courthouse. These rules include leaving any video or audio recording or photography equipment, including smartphones, in your vehicle and not bringing these devices into the courthouse. If a person is found to have these items and is attempting to record, then he or she will be charged and prosecuted for contempt of court.
Also, there are other items not allowed in the courthouse including firearms or explosives, knives or other sharp objects, tools, and any aerosol, flammable, or hazardous substances. Again, failure to abide by the court’s rules could result in prosecution.
If you have been charged with a traffic violation, do not just pay the ticket. This could end up seriously jeopardizing your driving record in the future. Contact an experienced Addison traffic violations attorney to discuss your case and see what legal options are available to fight the ticket. Call Myers Law LLC at 844-984-3529 today.