Illinois Lawyer Referrals and Legal Guidance
Will County Traffic and DUI Attorneys
There are several courthouse locations within Will County. The main courthouse is located at 14 W. Jefferson Street in Joliet, Illinois. Other Will County court locations include an annex at 57 N. Ottawa in Joliet, and a location at 3200 W. McDonough Street in Joliet. There also are branch locations in Bolingbrook, Braidwood, Lockport, Monee, Peotone, Plainfield, Frankfort and Wilmington. If you have a question about where your case has been assigned, you should look at your ticket or call the clerk at the main courthouse. Of course a local traffic attorney can figure this out for you too.
If you are facing a traffic violation in Will County, you’re probably wondering if you should hire an attorney. We think you should. There are a few things to keep in mind when starting your attorney search, such as the importance of hiring local. There are many attorneys who will handle a routine traffic case regardless of their experience in Will County, but we believe that an attorney who practices regularly in Will County is your best bet. Find someone who is not only familiar with the court where your case is being heard, but also with the judges and prosecutors. Their experience and reputation can make a difference.
A traffic conviction can result in fines, a conviction on your driving record, and increased insurance rates. DUI convictions are more serious, with the possibility of jail time and heavy fines. Either way, you need an attorney who will thoroughly analyze your case and identify any defenses available to you. They should work hard to negotiate on your behalf and do what they can to get your charges or penalties reduced or even dismissed. We feel the same way if you are charged with driving on a revoked or suspended license, as a jail sentence is a big risk in those situations.
Many people plead guilty to a traffic violation without even consulting with an attorney. Many people believe they can contest it on their own and show up in court only to realize that they don’t really know how to handle the situation. An experienced and local attorney will likely get you a better result than you could get on your own. An initial consultation is a good way to get to know an attorney and ask about your options before actually hiring them. There’s not much to lose, but a lot to gain, from setting up a consultation.
We only recommend Will County attorneys who actually defend their clients. This means that they will not take your money and simply help you plead guilty. Whether you’re facing a speeding ticket or a DUI, you need an attorney who will fight for you.
Whether you are worried about a second speeding ticket, or you’re facing significant fines for speeding in a construction zone or violating Scott’s Law (requiring you to slow down or change lanes for emergency vehicles), we know a Will County traffic defense attorney who can help you. The attorneys in our network handle everything from moving violations to DUIs to driving on a suspended license.
Please note, after you get your ticket or are arrested, you will likely get flooded with unsolicited letters from Illinois attorneys that access public arrest records. While technically not against the law, we feel this is an inappropriate way to act as a lawyer. Although not all lawyers who do this are unethical, we have seen time and time again these attorneys offer insanely low rates to get a client to sign up, only to help them plead guilty and generally do not fight for them. We don’t know of any attorney we recommend who does this. We think law firms that solicit this way help attorneys earn their bad reputation.
If you need help finding an experienced Will County attorney – one who will actually defend you – contact us. Your call or e-mail is completely free and confidential. We’ll talk to you about your case, and if you need an attorney, we’ll recommend someone we know. It’s our policy to treat you like family.
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