The main Lake County courthouse is located at 18 North County Street in Waukegan, which is right next to the Lake county jail and Washington Street. Of the many kinds of cases that are usually heard at the Waukegan Courthouse, misdemeanors, felonies, and various traffic tickets like suspended license and DUI (driving under the influence) are among the most common. At the Waukegan courthouse, you’ll generally need to find street parking or park in one of several nearby paid parking lots.
SEXNER’S PRO LEGAL TIP: When it comes to fixing your driver’s license, there really is no substitute for a careful examination of your driving record, because an attorney really can’t do a great job of helping you if they don’t know what’s on your driving record. In some states, you can quickly download a copy of your record, but in Illinois, you’ll need to visit a Secretary of State licensing facility to get yours.
We generally advise all of our traffic clients to go pick one up, so that we can give you the very best advice. There are two different types of driving records that can be purchased at the Secretary of State (sometimes called the DMV or Department of Motor Vehicles). There is a general type of record that is missing certain information, and then there is the type that we at Mitchell S. Sexner & Associates LLC will need to see. This type is called the “Court Purposes Driving Abstract” and you can obtain it for a small fee as long as you have photo identification. You can tell that this is the right document because it will be at least two pages long and it will say “Court Purposes” up at the top.
Our legal team will then carefully examine your driving record to determine the extent of your history, and what can be done to clean it up or to get rid of any license suspensions. There are many letter and number codes on your driving abstract that our experienced attorneys will interpret to get a clear picture of how to best help you.