Downers Grove Field Court
The Downers Grove Field Court is located at 4000 Saratoga Avenue in Downers Grove, Illinois. The court can be found in a small one-story building that’s used by the American Legion. So, don’t search for a building that looks like a large typical courthouse. Otherwise, you might just drive right past it. Once inside, you’ll see that there’s really just one room for court. That’s why there is no court room number on your ticket or police document. So, there’s really only one place to go once you are inside for court. Free parking is available outside.
All kinds of cases (except for serious felonies and such) are heard at the Downers Grove Field Court, such as misdemeanor cases, traffic tickets, and local ordinances violations.
SEXNER’S PRO LEGAL TIP: Try to always be on time for any kind of court. Whether it’s traffic court for a minor speeding ticket or civil court for a multi-million-dollar medical malpractice injury lawsuit, it’s important to always be on time. Sometimes, court starts late, but it usually starts right on time and you can never guess whether your case is going to be the first one called or the last one.
If your case is called and you’re not there, it’s possible that the judge may just “pass” your case and wait to see if you later show up. But it’s also very possible that he or she may issue a warrant for your arrest. It’s also possible on certain traffic matters that the judge will just enter a conviction against you and your driving record, damaging your driving record and possibly resulting in a loss of driving privileges.
In the case of civil matters where you are suing for money damages, like a car accident lawsuit or a worker’s compensation case, the judge may simply dismiss (throw out) your case so that you are not able to recover any money from the other negligent party.
You’ll also want to be in court a little early so that you can meet beforehand, at least for a few minutes, with your attorney. He or she may have some important last-minute information to share with you or a relevant question that needs an answer before your case is called.