Chicago, IL asked in Traffic Tickets and Municipal Law for Illinois

Q: If I contested a traffic fine and lost, would a not guilty court form improve my chances to dismiss case entirely

I consulted the law library at the court house in Lake County as to what forms to appeal my case about a red light camera fine . The two forms to appeal , one about motion to vacate looks interesting. But not sure either one will work.

Everything must be done by e file online court. Also I no longer live near that court to even dispute issue. As I'm in another county altogether.

1 Lawyer Answer
Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Bolingbrook, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: Fighting these types of tickets are typically a complete waste of time and you are better off just paying the fine. If you really wish to appeal such a case, you will be wasting more time and money to do so.

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