Traffic

Frequently Asked Questions for Traffic Matters

When and where is my court date?

Court dates, times and courtroom numbers can be found on your ticket.  Further information about traffic dates, times and room numbers or the disposition of cases can be obtained from the Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court by calling (708)865-6040.  

What do I do if I cannot appear in court?    

If a continuance date is needed prior to your court date, a motion to advance and continue may be filed in the Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court in room 236 of the Maywood Courthouse.  Court cases cannot be continued over the phone.

What happened if I miss my court date?

If a court date was missed and a warrant was issued, a motion may be filed in the Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court in room 236 of the Maywood Courthouse to vacate the warrant.

Where can I pay my traffic ticket?

Traffic tickets can be paid in person in the the Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court in room 236 of the Maywood Courthouse.  Traffic tickets that have a court date on them require a court appearance.

What is a diversion ticket?

Drivers who receive a diversion ticket have three options:

1) plead guilty and pay the fine; or

2) pay the fine and attend Traffic Safety School; or

3) plead not guilty and request a court date.  This option is not available for CDL license holders; they must appear in court.   

If you choose to attend Traffic Safety School but are found ineligible, a notice will be sent to you.  You have the option of filing a motion on your case and secure a court date to have the matter addressed.  If you fail to do anything after receiving that notice, an ex-parte conviction will be entered against you and that information will be sent to the Secretary of State.  All notification is sent to the address listed on the ticket.

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