Getting Around Skokie Courthouse
Parking is free at the Skokie Courthouse. It is located directly behind the building in a large parking garage. Just pull in through the main entrance on Old Orchard Road and the main drive will take you directly to the parking garage. There is usually ample parking but you may have to go up a few levels on busy days.
When you exit the parking garage, you’ll walk around to the side of the building and enter the courthouse from the main entrance. You’ll see the large flag poles and people out front. You must pass metal detectors and security to enter. As of the date of this writing, you are permitted to bring cell phones into the courthouse.
Once you’ve passed security, you will want to find your courtroom. The 100 level rooms are on the main floor that you enter on. This is where nearly all of the traffic-related cases are heard. Felony traffic cases may be heard in the 200 level courtrooms, which is on the second floor. The Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court is also on the first floor in room 236. You can also contact the Skokie Clerk at (847) 470-7250.
Types of Cases in Skokie Courthouse
Numerous types of civil and criminal cases are heard in the Skokie courthouse. These cases range from petty traffic cases (speeding), to misdemeanor traffic cases (reckless driving, aggravated speeding, misdemeanor DUI), all the way to felony traffic cases (felony DUI).
Petty and misdemeanor traffic cases are heard at 9:00 am, 10:30 am, 1:30 am or 2:30 pm in Skokie.
Hiring a Lawyer for Court in Skokie
Every courthouse may have its own rules and processes. Therefore, it is important to hire a lawyer that is aware of a specific courthouse’s rules and processes, both written and unwritten, as this knowledge can make the difference in your case.
Each year Driver Defense Team defends hundreds of tickets and cases in the Skokie Courthouse and a traffic defense lawyer from our team is in Skokie almost every day. Contact us for a free, no hassle discussion of your traffic case in Skokie.