400 West Superior St.
The City of Chicago holds Administrative Hearings for various municipal ordinance violations at the Central Hearing Facility located at 400 W. Superior Street, Chicago, IL 60654.
What types of cases are heard at Central Hearing Facility - 400 W. Superior?
Violations of the Chicago Municipal Code are heard at the Central Hearing Facility. The offenses generally relate to the public health, safety, welfare, morals and economic well being of Chicago residents.
Our attorneys represent corporations facing a wide variety of business offenses written under the municipal code. We also frequently represent commercial truck drivers and trucking companies facing Chicago overweight violations at 400 W. Superior St.
Other common violations heard at the Central Hearing Facility can include vehicle impoundments, taxi and ride share violations, parking tickets, alcohol-related offenses (i.e. open container) and building code violations. The fine ranges for the various offenses are set by Chicago City municipal ordinance.
Do I have to show up in court?
You may have received an Administrative Notice of Ordinance Violation directly from a police officer or one may have been mailed to you. You may have the option to pre-pay certain citations, but it is not always in your best interest to do so. Typically, if the ordinance violation is not listed on the back of your ticket with a pre-payment option, you must appear for an administrative hearing on the date and time as shown. An attorney can typically appear on your behalf and avoid the need for you to appear in court in-person.
Appearing in court can be a hardship for many individuals, including CDL holders issued overweight violations in Chicago. Our attorneys offer reliable representation and may alleviate the need for a driver or company representative to appear in court for an overweight violation.
What if I missed my hearing date?
If you missed your hearing date, you or your attorney may file a motion to set aside the default. The motion must be filed in-person at the Central Hearing Facility Information Desk. These motions must be filed in a timely manner. They will only be granted if good cause is shown.
Central Hearing Facility - General Information
Hiring an attorney
An Administrative Law Judge presides over the hearings and city prosecutors are present. You have the right to hire a lawyer to represent your interests at these hearings. The attorneys at The Davis Law Group, P.C. regularly represent clients facing municipal ordinance violations at the Central Hearing Facility located at 400 W. Superior St.
Having an attorney present to handle your Chicago ordinance violation can make a significant difference in the outcome of your case. There are various procedures a police officer must follow in order to issue a valid ordinance violation. We are able to negotiate fines with the City and, when possible, challenge improperly issued citations.
Our attorneys represent clients on a wide variety of municipal ordinance violations at 400 W. Superior St. and throughout the Chicago area. Feel free to contact our office to discuss your case.