Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Cook County stops prosecuting certain traffic offenses

Citing a lack of personnel, the Cook County state's attorney's office plans to stop prosecuting certain traffic offenses, a top county official said.
Under a policy expected to take effect later this year, the state's attorney's office will not prosecute people accused of driving on licenses that have been suspended or revoked for financial reasons — such as failure to pay child support, tolls or parking tickets.
Instead, individual cities will have the option to prosecute those violations.
In the new policy on traffic cases Cook County prosecutors will continue to handle cases in which a drivers license was invalidated because of more serious crimes, such as DUI, fleeing a police officer and reckless homicide.