You have two options:
a. You may settle the case by paying the fine prior to your court date. b. You may appear in court and plead either guilty or not guilty.
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An ordinance violation is a charge issued by a municipal government for violating local municipal rules. An ordinance violation is not considered a criminal matter. Ordinance violations are not recorded as criminal charges and no criminal record results from an ordinance violation conviction.
Town ordinances can be found in the Town of Normal Municipal Code. Your ticket lists the municipal code section you are alleged to have violated.
Most fines range from $25 to $500. Fines are generally listed on the ordinance violation ticket. If you cannot locate the fine amount on the ticket, you can view the fine by searching for your ticket through the Town’s online ordinance violation payment portal or by calling the Legal Department at (309) 454-9507.
Court assessments are in addition to the fine and are included after a guilty plea or guilty verdict in court. Assessments on ordinance violation cases are $100.
No. Public service work is not available for ordinance violations.
Pursuant to State law, a court conviction for unlawful possession or consumption of alcohol will be sent to the Secretary of State for license suspension or revocation. (Payment at City Hall is not a conviction). Any misuse of a driver's license or possession of a false ID may be sent to the Secretary of State for license action.
Possibly. The McLean County Circuit Clerk has resources and forms about expungement and sealing that can be found on McLean County’s Expungement/Sealing webpage or by visiting the Circuit Clerk’s office at the McLean County Law and Justice Center, 104 W. Front St., Bloomington, IL 61701.
You can contact the Town of Normal Legal Department with any questions:
o Phone: (309) 454-9507o Email: firstname.lastname@example.org