This Chicago DUI attorney posted here and here about the increase in fines. You guessed it, fines have been raised again. This time it’s for the minor traffic tickets, the type that won’t land you in jail or give you criminal background.
The other day I heard it. $0 fine in exchange for a plea of guilty, but with the fees the total would be $300! Yes you read that right.
Here’s a Run Down:
Guilty finding/verdict $130 fees, in addition to the fine
Court Supervision $159-165 in fees, in addition to the fine
Quasi- Criminal Fee $30
Supervision Fee $29
Court Security Services Fee $25
State Police Operations Fee $15
Court Automation Fee $15
Court Document Storage Fee $15
Mental Health Fee $10
Supervision Fee $6 (unless waived)
Court System Fee $5
Electronic Citation Fee $5
Drug Court Fee $5
Youth Diversion Fee $5
Do you think those are enough reasons to avoid being charged with a traffic offense, even a minor one?