Naperville Traffic Attorneys
If you feel like construction is never going to end along Illinois Route 59, you’re not alone. Not only is there construction, traffic makes you stress out and you’ll often see Naperville Police stopping vehicles and writing tickets.
If you have received a citation from Naperville law enforcement, you’re not alone. Motorists ticketed by Naperville police will have their case handled in DuPage County at the DuPage County Judicial Center in Wheaton. Specifically, your case will be heard between 8:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. on the first floor in Room 1001 of the DuPage County Judicial Center.
Once there, you will check in via a computer kiosk near the door of the Courtroom. The courthouse does not allow people to bring in any cameras, including smartphones, laptop computers and tablets. Its best is to leave electronics in your vehicle. However, if you forget – before you leave the parking garage, you can lock your electronics in lockers, located on the first floor.
Tickets written by the Naperville Police Department are prosecuted by a Naperville City Attorney, not by the State’s Attorney’s Office. Naperville takes pride in their reputation as one of the safest cities of its size in America, as well as one of the wealthiest. When it comes to enforcing tickets written by their police officers, the City of Naperville is known for its diligence as well as its high cost and fees.
You Have Options
For some drivers, it may be best to use the option to mail in your ticket and request supervision. This is an option provided in most, but not all DuPage County Courthouse cases. However, there are risks to this approach. By mailing in your ticket, you are pleading guilty to the offense. The Clerk’s Office will review your request and you will be granted supervision without going to court.
But, if the Clerk’s Office decides your request is improper, a conviction will be entered and made part of your driving record. For more information on supervision and your possible eligibility, please refer to Driver Defense Team. If you are concerned about your eligibility, or you wish to contest the ticket, you may want to attend court. If you are under 21 and charged with more a serious offense, like aggravated speeding, or you missed the deadline to mail in your supervision request, you MUST attend court.
Court can be overwhelming, intimidating and confusing. As a rule, Naperville has a lot of people coming to court at the same time, so you can expect a crowded courtroom. After checking in, you will wait for your name to be called. Once your name is called, you have several options:
- You may ask for a continuance to seek assistance from an attorney;
- Plead guilty;
- Plead not guilty and go to trial – often that day. You should know that the Judge and the City Attorney are not permitted to give you advice as to your best option.
Many factors go into the best way to handle a Naperville traffic ticket, such as driving record, employment, financial condition and the facts of the case. Everyone has a different situation and many times, people can put themselves in a worse position by relying on stories told by friends, relatives and co-workers.
Should You Hire a Traffic Lawyer?
An attorney can guide you through the process and review with you the factors necessary to make your situation the best possible one. The lawyers at Driver Defense Team are experienced Naperville Traffic Violation Attorneys. We are in court every day and we are always working to get the best available resolution for our clients. If you have questions about your particular situation, if your driving record is ‘complicated,’ or you just don’t want to face this alone, give Driver Defense Team a call at (312) 940-8330 and put our knowledge and experience to work for you.