Palatine Traffic Violation Lawyers
The village of Palatine employs a dedicated traffic enforcement unit of two officers. They are equipped with a pursuit vehicle, a laser device and a radar speed tracker. Other police officers also patrol the roads regularly. In light of the obvious high priority the local government places on traffic enforcement, it is important that you take every measure possible to protect your rights should you be issued a traffic citation within town limits.
How Do You Pay a Palatine Traffic Ticket?
One of the first things you should know is that not every speeding or traffic ticket is the same. If you were charged with aggravated speeding, for example, a conviction could result in jail time. Please consult with an attorney to understand the potential consequences of your unique case before pleading guilty to any type of offense.
Even if you were just passing through, please keep in mind that traffic violations are tracked across the entire state of Illinois. If you pay off your ticket or take a conviction, you could have points added to your record. Depending on the number of points you have accumulated over the past 12 months, the court could take action by suspending your license. A flawed driving record could also have unforeseen consequences, such as damaging your position in a personal injury case. In short, acting quickly and decisively to defend yourself is usually a sound long-term strategy.
Are Traffic Tickets Serious?
Yes, all tickets in Illinois are serious. Citations are an accusation that you have broken the law. However, some stand out as having higher possible penalties. Apart from aggravated speeding, examples include speeding in a construction zone, speeding in a school zone, illegally passing a school bus and others.
Where is Palatine Traffic Court?
Your Palatine traffic violation, whether it was issued in the municipality of Palatine or the township thereof, would probably direct you to the Third Municipal District Rolling Meadows Courthouse on 2121 Euclid Avenue in Rolling Meadows. This should match the address on any official notice requiring you to appear. A judge will hear your case in one of the rooms on the second floor. Court call times are 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 pm.
The sooner you act to contest or otherwise deal with your traffic violation in Palatine, the more options you are likely to have. The experienced Cook County attorneys at Driver Defense Team are available to support and assist you. Please call us immediately at (312) 940-8330 to get started.