OVERWEIGHT TRUCK CDL VIOLATIONS IN MUNDELEIN, ROUND LAKE BEACH, OR PARK CITY BRANCH COURTS IN LAKE COUNTY ILLINOIS
Representing truck drivers and commercial trucking companies carries a special responsibility. Sure, driving is usually important to everyone with a vehicle on the road that has to get from place to place, but for the truck drivers and their companies the road is the job and they depend on their licenses to make a living. Overweight violations can often cost more than a drunk driving ticket in many states depending on the amount of weight the truck is over the limits in a given geographic area. The good news is that with proper legal representation from an experienced attorney at the Richard Albanese Law Office, these citation costs can often be negotiated down to a greatly reduced rate that helps the driver and company move forward and be better prepared to avoid future violations. s
What court is my overweight ticket in and must I appear in court to contest my Overweight ticket?
Your overweight citation ticket will likely be heard in one of the three traffic Branch Courts (Mundelien, Round Lake Beach or Park City) in Lake County with a Village or State Prosecutor depending on the law enforcement agency that issued you the ticket. The geographic court location of where your overweight citation is being heard depends on where the alleged overweight violation took place. The court location, date and time always should appear at the bottom of the citation or can be verified online here: Lake County Public Access Case Search
Despite the tickets often indicating a mandatory appeatance it is often possible for the Richard Albanese Law Office to appear on behalf of a company or driver with proper authorization, saving truck drivers from unnecessary missed work time on the road.
The Mundelein Courthouse is located at 105 East State Route 83 (SR83) and can be found on the southwest corner of State Routes 83/60 and Diamond Lake Road. A great informational resource promulgated by the Lake County Court for the Mundelein Courthouse can be found here: Round Lake Beach North Branch Courthouse Information. Geographically speaking the villages, cities and towns that have overweight citations heard in the Mundelein Courthouse include Barrington, Buffalo Grove, Deer Park, Fox River Grove, Hawthorn Woods, Indian Creek, Kildeer, Lake Zurich, Libertyville, Lincolnshire, Long Grove, Mundelein, Port Barrington, Tower Lakes, Vernon Hills, Wauconda and the Metra police. Citations written by the Illinois State Police District 15 and Lake County Sheriff's office are also heard at the Mundelein Courthouse.
The Round Lake Beach Courthouse is located at 1792 Nicole Lane in Round Lake Beach, IL just north of Rollins road. A great informational resource promulgated by the Lake County Circuit Court for the Round Lake Beach Courthouse can be found here: Round Lake Beach North Branch Courthouse Information. The villages, cities and towns that have overweight citations heard in the Round Lake Beach Courthouse include Lindenhurst, Beach Park, Round Lake Park, Round Lake Heights, Antioch, Lake Villa, Round Lake Beach, Grayslake, Hainesville, Lakemoor, Fox Lake, and Wadsworth. Citations written by the Lake County Sheriff's office are also heard at the Round Lake Beach Courthouse.
The Park City Courthouse is located at 301 South Greenleaf Avenue in Park City, Illinois. The facility can be found on the east side of Greenleaf Ave. between Washington St. and Belvidere Rd. A great informational resource promulgated by the Lake County Circuit Court for the Park City Courthouse can be found here: Park City Branch Courthouse Information. Villages and cities that have overweight citations assigned to the Park City Branch Court include: Bannockburn, Highwood, Lake Forest, Lake Bluff, Park City, Waukegan, Deerfield, Winthrop Harbor, Old Mill Creek, Highland Park, Great Lakes, North Chicago, Gurnee, and Zion as well as citations written by the Lake County Sheriff's office.
Why are Overweight Trucks a Concern in Lake County Illinois and Where are the Weigh Stations located?
There are many dangers and concerns cited by State and Local authorities associated with overweight trucks in Lake County Illinois and many permanent weight stations are located across Lake County Illinois at these locations: Lake County Weigh Station Locations
Although detailed, the list of weigh station is not exhaustive as law enforcement can use mobile equipment to perform spot checks on weights or direct a CDL driver to a private facility for a weight check as well. One danger is that on the highway an overweight truck cannotbe controlled as well with the brake systems. The obvious consequence is a truck that can't slow down or stop as fast as it should be able to or even worse a truck that loses control and causes a collision with other vehicles on the road. Another danger cited is damage to highway infrastructure. Lake County highways are only meant to absorb so much wear and tear and it is no wonder this would be a concern due to the costs or repairing or replacing a highway from overuse or too much weight being brought to bear on asphalt. Bridges and other structures are especially dangerous places for an overweight truck to pass as a collapse may occur over time. Other areas simply don't want any truck traffic in a certain part of town due to the dangers posed to children in the area or a high volume of traffic. To learn more about Permits and Overweight truck enforcement please visit here: Lake County Illinois Overweight and Oversize Permits
What are the Penalties for Violating Weight Limitations in Lake County Illinois?
The specific fines for overweight vehicles violating the weight limitations in Wisconsin are usually spelled out specifically on the face of the citation a company or CDL driver receives. for a more in depth breakdown of how these fines are calculated under Wisconsin law please visit here: Lake County Illinois Overweight Laws and Penalties
What Can be Done Once I Get a Weight Violation Ticket and do I Have to Appear in Lake County Court?
Once retained by a company or individual driver the Richard Albanese Law Office initiates conversations with the Lake County State or Local Prosecutors and negotiates towards a reduced fine, which is determined by past history of the driver or company, where the violation occurred depending on city and type of road, and how great the weight violation is charged in a given area. Often times a reduction of a third to half or greater amount of the fine can be negotiated. I can also handle the case from start to finish without a driver or company having to contact or appear in court. Please contact the Richard Albanese Law Office today for a free consultation concerning your overweight case in Lake County Illinois. You can contact the Richard Albanese Law Office at 312-882-1973.