One of the most intimidating things that can occur when you are driving is to suddenly see blue flashing lights behind you, accompanied by the sounds of a siren. When this happens, it is not uncommon to be in the dark as to why you are being pulled over, or to automatically assume you must have done something wrong—hence, you would not be getting pulled over. However, as many people who have received unfair traffic violations can attest to, it frequently happens.
Drivers will often pay traffic violation fines without contesting them, even if they know they did not do anything wrong. Also, law enforcement will even advise drivers to “just pay the fine” and the violation will not go on their record. However, this is wrong information. When you pay the fine, you are actually admitting you are guilty of the violation.
A traffic violation does go on your driving record and—depending on your history—could end up costing you more in vehicle insurance. If you build enough points on your driving record, then the state can even suspend or revoke your driver’s license. Therefore, no matter what the situation, you are always better off going to traffic court to fight any traffic or moving violation you receive.
DuPage County has four different traffic court locations, referred to as field courts. The main field court is the Wheaton Field Court. It is located in the DuPage County Courthouse and Administration Building, which is located at 505 North County Farm Road, in Wheaton. The courtroom is located on the first floor, in Room 1003.
The Wheaton Field Court is accessible by both vehicle and by public transportation. If you drive to the court, then there is a parking garage located to the east of the judicial building. For those that take public transportation, Pace Suburban Bus Route does have a stop right in front of the judicial building.
It is important to note that there are stringent rules for which all those who enter the court must abide. These rules include:
If you have received a traffic or moving violation, do not just pay the fine. Contact a skilled DuPage County traffic violations attorney to discuss your case and research your legal options. Call Myers Law LLC at 844-984-3529 today.