Q: How do I appeal the outcome of my Criminal case?
A: An appeal can be filed within the district location in which your case was tried. The fees for an appeal are as follows:
Less than 100 pages
More than 100 pages, less than 200 pages
Each page in excess of 200 pages
Q: What are your office hours?
A: All locations have office hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Q: Where can I go to file an emergency order of protection?
A: In the event of a bona fide emergency (a life is in immediate danger), a petition for an emergency order of protection may be filed at any suburban courthouse. If it is not an emergency, a regular order of protection may also be filed at the courthouse.
Q: In what courtroom is my traffic ticket heard?
A: Depending on where the ticket was issued, the courtroom is assigned based upon the police agency involved. You may check our Online Electronic Case Docket Lookup to look up your court information.
Q: How can I change my traffic court date?
A: The defendant or a representative must appear in court on the date of your summons. If a representative appears, that person must explain why the defendant cannot appear and request a continuance. Otherwise, the date must be advanced through the motion court of the specific district court in question requesting that the judge change the date. (A motion to advance cannot be filed in a case involving an accident, except for in District 2, where you may motion to advance as long as there was not any personal injury.)
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