MUNDELEIN TRAFFIC COURT

Mundelein Branch Traffic Court address

Traffic Tickets & Moving Violations

Attorney Brian Lohse can handle minor traffic violations in the Mundelein Traffic Court for his clients.  Lohse Law only handles minor moving violations (speeding tickets, red light violations, failure to yield, etc.) in the Mundelein Traffic Court in Lake County Illinois.  Lohse Law does not handle any felony tickets or DUI matters.


Attorney Lohse will meet and discuss with you about what your priorities are and your desired outcome.  He will then negotiate with the prosecuting attorney on your behalf. Here are a few different situations or scenarios that may be desirable.

  • Some people don't care about the amount of the fine as long as there are no points on their license.  This may be the case if you have a CDL.  You may lose your job if you have any points or if you get a certain type of ticket.   
  • Other people may prefer to pay a smaller fine and attend traffic school.  
  • Depending on the seriousness of your violation, Lohse Law can negotiate a "lesser ticket" - maybe a ticket for a non-moving violation (like a parking ticket).  This is also a good option for people that have  CDL.
  • For people that haven't had a ticket in the last year, getting "Court Supervision" is a very desirable outcome too for non-CDL license holders.  Court supervision is a great sentence because if you do not get any additional tickets in the next 6-12 months, the ticket is dismissed.  In short, the ticket is just put to the side and if you don't get any more tickets with the year, it is thrown out with no record of it.  Scroll down for more information about court supervision.


The Mundelein Traffic Court is the only court Lohse Law offers legal assistance for at this time.

Types of Tickets & Moving Violations

Speeding

Tickets for Speeding.

Were you caught speeding?  

Possibly in a construction zone?

No U-Turn

Stop light with no U-Turn

Did you make an illegal U-Turn? 

Stop Sign

All Way Stop Sign

Did you run through a stop sign or red light?

Cracked Windshield or Illegal Tint

tickets for a cracked windshield

Are your windows tinted too dark or do you have a crack in your windshield

Proof of Car Insurance

tickets for not having car insurance

Did you fail to show proof of insurance, registration, or driver's license to the officer?

One Way

tickets for driving the wrong way on a way-way street

Were you caught driving the wrong way or possibly parking in the wrong direction?

Pedestrian Crossing

In Illinois, it is a state law for cars to stop when there is a pedestrian in the crosswalk.

Did you fail to stop for pedestrians at a crosswalk?

No Turn On Red

Stop light with No Turn On Red

Did you turn right at a red light?

Illegal Passing

Tickets for passing a school bus or emergency vehicle

Did you illegally pass or fail to stop for a school bus or other emergency vehicle?

Mundelein Traffic Court - Attorney for minor moving violations

side of a police car

SPEEDING 26-34 MPH OVER THE POSTED SPEED LIMIT

Speeding of 26 mph or more above the posted speed limit is a Class B Misdemeanor criminal offense. It is punishable by up to six (6) months in jail and a $1,500 fine plus mandatory court costs.

SPEEDING 35 MPH OR MORE OVER THE POSTED SPEED LIMIT

Aggravated Speeding of 35 mph or more above the posted speed limit is a Class A Misdemeanor criminal offense. It is punishable by up to twelve (12) months in jail and a $2,500 fine plus court costs.  A criminal conviction can be on your public record if found guilty.

MISDEMEANOR CONVICTION

A defendant who pleads guilty -- or is found guilty by the court after a trial -- for either of the above misdemeanors, faces the possible entry of a misdemeanor conviction on their public record among other penalties imposed by the court.

Court Supervision

Scales of Justice

Fortunately, under the most recent changes in the Illinois traffic laws, a driver may be eligible for Court Supervision. Court Supervision is a sentence that prevents a conviction from appearing on the driver's public record so long as the period of supervision is completed successfully without any further traffic violations or offenses. To be eligible for court supervision, the driver cannot have been convicted or been given Court Supervision for aggravated speeding in the past.


Unfortunately, the law prohibits court supervision for aggravated speeding in highway-construction zones, school zones or in urban districts. If a driver pleads guilty or is found guilty after a trial of aggravated speeding in one of these three areas, a conviction is the only available sentence and will be put on the driver's public record. Therefore, an amendment to the charge or a verdict of not guilty after trial is necessary to keep a misdemeanor criminal offense from appearing on the driver's public record. 


If it is important to you to have this criminal charge kept off of your record, you should hire an attorney that will try to negotiate with the Prosecuting Attorney to reduce the offense to something less.

Municipalities Served by Mundelein Traffic Court

Mundlein, IL Traffic Court

The following municipalities and areas are served by the Mundelein Traffic Court:

  • Barrington
  • Buffalo Grove
  • Deer Park
  • DNR District 4
  • Fox River Grove
  • Hawthorn Woods
  • Island Lake
  • Kildeer
  • Lake Zurich
  • Libertyville
  • Lincolnshire
  • Long Grove
  • Mundelein
  • Port Barrington
  • Riverwoods
  • State Police District 2
  • State Police District 15
  • Tower Lakes
  • Vernon Hills
  • Wauconda

The Mundelein Traffic Court is the only court legal assistance is offered for at this time.

Legal & Court Fees

legal fees and costs

Legal Fees

The first question usually asked is, "What is this going to cost?"


Legal fees for basic misdemeanors and petty moving violations is $250 for a single court appearance.  For this fee, attorney Lohse will negotiate with the prosecuting attorney to get a reduced charge, penalty, fine, etc.  Full payment is due in advance to the court hearing (cash, money order, certified check).


If you do not approve of the negotiated plea deal, a trial will be scheduled. Cases that go to trial require the initial payment of $250 plus a retainer fee of $500. Legal fees will billed at an hourly rate of $275 per hour.

Court fines, penalties and assessments

  • Fine for your violation: $25 minimum up to $2,500+
  • Court costs: $225 to $325
  • Administrative Fee: $2.50
  • Court Supervision: 3 months to 12 months
  • Financial contributions to various organizations: Varies
  • Defensive Driving courses: 4 to 8 hours
  • Community Service
  • Possible jail time