DUI, Waukegan Courthouse Lake County
All of the DUI arrests made in Lake County are prosecuted at the main criminal court complex, which is located at 18 N. County Street in Waukegan, Illinois. This includes both misdemeanor and felony driving under the influence charges for all arrests made throughout the numerous cities, villages, and municipalities in Lake County. These DUI arrests are made by the various local police departments, the Illinois State Police, and the Lake County Sheriff’s Office.
Who prosecutes DUI cases at the Waukegan Courthouse?
All arrests made by the Illinois State Police and Lake County Sheriff's Office are prosecuted by the Lake County State's Attorney's Office. While some misdemeanor DUI cases initiated by local police departments are also handled by the Lake County State's Attorney's Office, a large percentage of DUI charges are prosecuted by local village prosecutors instead of the Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office.
Village prosecutors are private attorneys that are contracted by the village to prosecute misdemeanor first and second offender DUI charges (as well as other traffic infractions including ordinance violations, petty offenses, and other non-DUI related misdemeanor offenses). Your Waukegan DUI attorney should be familiar with the local attorneys and assistant state's attorneys that prosecute these cases in order to provide you with the most effective legal representation.
The Waukegan DUI defense attorneys at The Davis Law Group, P.C. have decades of experience working with the local prosecutors and assistant state’s attorneys that prosecute cases in Lake County and the Waukegan Courthouse.
Which cities and villages have DUI cases assigned to the Waukegan Courthouse?
There are numerous villages, cities, and municipalities that makeup Lake County including Antioch, Barrington, Barrington Hills, Bannockburn, Beach Park, Buffalo Grove, Deerfield, Deer Park, Forest Lake, Fox Lake, Fox Lake Hills, Fox River Grove, Gages Lake, Grayslake, Gurnee, Hawthorn Woods, Highland Park, Highwood, Indian Creek, Island Lake, Kildeer, Lake Barrington, Lake Bluff, Lake Forest, Lake Villa, Lake Zurich, Lakemoor, Libertyville, Lincolnshire, Lindenhurst, Long Grove, Mettawa, Mundelein, North Barrington, North Chicago, Park City, Riverwoods, Round Lake, Round Lake Beach, Round Lake Heights, Round Lake Park, Vernon Hills, Volo, Wadsworth, Wauconda, Waukegan, Winthrop Harbor, and Zion.
Where are DUI cases heard within the Waukegan Courthouse?
DUI cases are commonly assigned to the misdemeanor courtrooms located on the fourth floor of the Waukegan Courthouse (i.e. Room 402, 403, 404, 405). These courtrooms may have other misdemeanor offenses mixed in with DUI cases and other traffic-related misdemeanor cases. Felony and misdemeanor DUI cases are also heard in courtrooms located in the newer tower section of the Waukegan Courthouse (i.e. Room T-512).
Additional traffic cases and ordinance violations are prosecuted in the three branch courthouses in Lake County: the Mundelein Branch Court, Park City Branch Court and Round Lake Beach branch court.
Contact our Waukegan DUI attorneys
The criminal defense attorneys at The Davis Law Group, P.C. have vast experience practicing in these courthouses and are familiar with the courthouse procedures, local prosecutors, State prosecutors, judges, and Clerks of the Circuit Court.
Contact the DUI defense lawyers at The Davis Law Group, P.C. if you have been charged with DUI, traffic-related case or criminal offense assigned to the Waukegan Courthouse or any of the branch courthouses in Lake County. Let us put our experience to work for you. Our dedicated attorneys offer a free initial consultation. Call us at (847) 390-8500 or by using our contact form.