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Criminal Cases and Traffic Offenses

Criminal and Traffic matters are handled by the following Clerk’s Office operational areas:

Self Help Resources


Illinois State Bar Association

Your Rights if Arrested - brochure

Illinois Legal Aid

Illinois Legal Aid video library - videos on a wide range of topics, including:
  • Criminal Law - Your rights during a criminal investigation, right to a lawyer, victim's rights, how to clear a criminal record
  • Traffic - Traffic laws for motor vehicles, traffic court, how to contest traffic tickets

Illinois State Police

Criminal History Information Request - webpage


Chicago Police Department

Get Traffic Accident Reports using CLEARpath - webpage

City of Chicago

Pay or Search for Parking Tickets and Redlight Tickets - webpage

Additional Resources

Circuit Court of Cook County - website
Cook County Sheriff - Department of Corrections - webpage
Finding an Attorney - webpage
Illinois Appellate Defender - website for more information on the Expungement and Sealing Process
Illinois Code of Criminal Procedure - 725 ILCS 5/ - webpage
Illinois Criminal Offenses - 720 ILCS 5/ - webpage
Illinois Secretary of State - website
Illinois Supreme Court - website
Illinois Supreme Court Rules - webpage
Illinois Vehicle Code - 625 ILCS 5/ - webpage
Self Help Resources in and around the Daley Center - webpage

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