Dupage County Lawyers

Tickets & Fines

Are Traffic Fines a Scheme for Governments to Make Money?

Have you received a traffic ticket recently that you think is unfair?  You are not alone. Fines generated by traffic violations are a major source of revenue for governments, and some of these fines, often in places that are set up as speed traps, may not only be unfair, they may even be depriving people of their civil rights. According to an article in the Washington Post, a recent lawsuit filed by The Institute for Justice against an Atlanta suburb raised the issue of how routine traffic tickets and code violations can be used unfairly to raise government revenue. In this...