SANGAMON COUNTY, Sick. (WAND) – Sangamon County has began utilizing Zoom for lower-level visitors court docket citations.
Circuit Clerk Paul Palazzolo stated, “Distant court docket appearances will enable 1000’s of motorists every month to seem in ‘digital visitors court docket.’ That is the newest transfer in Sangamon County authorities’s precedence to enhance comfort for the general public, and effectivity for the courts.”
Choose John “Mo” Madonia, the seventh Circuit Chief Choose, stated, “This distant entry know-how permits us to be extra environment friendly in visitors court docket, and provides motorists the chance to avoid wasting time and maybe allay considerations about visiting the courtroom. We’re delicate to considerations concerning the pandemic, and that is one technique to take away a requirement for some motorists to seem in public.”
Digital visitors court docket just isn’t out there for all citations. You will need to seem in particular person on the Sangamon County Complicated in your scheduled court docket date and time in case your quotation is for:
• Class A misdemeanor
• In case you are contesting your ticket and can request a trial.
Palazzolo stated, “We’re happy to supply this streamlined service for the general public to boost security and save journey time. But it surely’s essential to do not forget that all respect for the courtroom should be maintained. Despite the fact that you’ll be distant, you’re nonetheless ‘in’ the courtroom. It will work extraordinarily effectively for everybody if we preserve courtesy and respect in thoughts.”
To make the most of visitors court docket by Zoom, you should register no less than 24 hours earlier than your scheduled visitors court docket date and time at www.sangamoncountycircuitclerk.org and by discovering “Zoom Site visitors Courtroom.”
In case you select to pay the ticket with out showing in court docket, you can even go to the Sangamon County Circuit Clerk’s workplace earlier than your scheduled court docket date.
In case you select to make an look in court docket, you should arrive on the Sangamon County Complicated no less than quarter-hour earlier than your scheduled court docket time on the date listed on the backside of your ticket.
For extra details about visitors court docket, go to www.sangamoncountycircuitclerk.org, or obtain the workplace’s app.