The Maywood Courthouse can be found at 1500 Maybrook Drive in Maywood, just minutes from the Eisenhower Expressway. Free parking in a lot outside the courthouse is available but try to get there early to make sure you find a space to park and to allow extra time for the metal detector line. Many types of cases are heard at the Maywood Courthouse (also known at the Fourth District Cook County Court) which Include felonies, misdemeanors, traffic tickets, as well as various local ordinance violations.
SEXNER’S PRO LEGAL TIP: The vast majority of both criminal and traffic cases are handled by some type of plea agreement between your lawyer and the State’s Attorney or prosecutor. A negotiation takes place during which your lawyer will strategically attempt to persuade the State to give you a deal that is acceptable to you. Whether it’s supervision, a deferred prosecution program, (or in the case of those with significant criminal rap sheets) maybe just staying out of jail, your lawyer will do their very best to get the best deal possible on the table.
Once the deal has been presented and explained to you, you’ll need to decide whether you want to accept it, continue the case to think about it, or ask your attorney to try to negotiate directly with a prosecution supervisor or directly with the judge. You also have the choice to reject a plea agreement entirely (in which case, you’ll need to decide whether you want a bench trial or a jury trial).
If you decide to accept the offer, your lawyer will inform the judge that an agreement has been reached and attempt to get the judge to accept the agreement. Although most judges do accept plea negotiation deals, that’s not always the case. A judge has complete discretion to accept or reject the proposed deal. Of the judge may agree to accept the negotiation but only under certain conditions, which might include a longer sentence, extra community service, enhanced fines or such.
Mitchell S. Sexner & Associates LLC will always try to give you all the information and knowledge that you need in order to make a smart and informed decision about which path to take.