Municipal Court

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Municipal Court is responsible for the adjudication of city and park district ordinance violation cases, which include Class B misdemeanor offenses, infractions, non-criminal traffic offenses, and other non-criminal offenses. The jurisdiction of this court is limited to Class B misdemeanors with a maximum penalty possible of $1,500 fine and 30 days in jail, with the exception of Theft and Destruction of Public Property, which has a maximum penalty of $1,000 fine and 30 days in jail. These cases include but are not limited to such things as driving under the influence, driving under suspension/revocation, no liability insurance, leaving the scene of an accident, reckless driving, simple assault, theft, disorderly conduct, possession of marijuana, loud party, minor in consumption/ possession, speeding, traffic light disregarded, stop sign disregarded, failure to yield, failure to have vehicle under control, exhibition driving, racing, dog or cat at large, etc.

The mission of Municipal Court is to adjudicate city and park district ordinance violation cases impartially so that the legal rights of individuals are safeguarded while the quality of life of the community is enhanced.