Local Lawyers With Experience Defending Against Ordinance Violations
An ordinance charge is quasi-criminal and can involve a traffic ticket or other misdemeanor offense. In these cases, local courts rather than state courts are used to charge an individual with an offense or violation. Even a minor offense or local misdemeanor can carry penalties and affect your record, so it is important to consult with an experienced attorney as soon as possible. At Sullivan Law, PC, in Fairview Heights, Illinois, I am experienced in ordinance violation defense and can effectively protect your rights.
Civil Charges Vs. Criminal Charges In Local Violations
A civil charge or ordinance violation is not a criminal matter, but it can result in fines and affect your rights. I, Kelly Sullivan, have worked in the criminal justice system and have represented clients facing civil charges. In these cases, my priority is to minimize your charges and fines. I am experienced with charges involving:
- Traffic violations
- Failure to provide proof of insurance
- Misdemeanor offenses
- Local ordinance violations
Discovery And Evidence Collection In Civil Matters
In civil cases, the state does not have to give discovery or have the same burdens of proof as in criminal cases. You will face fines but will not go to jail upon conviction. If you fail to pay your fines, however, you could be forced to go to jail for being in contempt of court. I will take the time to explain your rights, explore your options and help minimize the consequences of a civil charge. At every stage, I will remain attentive and available, providing the personal advocacy and counsel you need.
Call 618-207-4473 For A Free Consultation
The best way to protect your rights is to know them. At Sullivan Law, PC, I will sit down with you, review your case and provide you with an honest assessment of your rights and options. To schedule your free consultation, call me at 618-207-4473 or contact the firm online.