July 1, 2008
-- Chicago criminal defense attorney, James Dimeas, succeeded in having a ticket issued by the Village of Rolling Meadows by a traffic light camera at the intersection of Rohlwing Road and Kirchoff Road dismissed for failure to hold a hearing within the time limits set forth in the Village's own Ordinance. Mr. Dimeas's client had received a traffic citation in the mail containing a photograph or his client's vehicle and a photograph of the license plate showing the vehicle failing to stop at the intersection. The violation date on the ticket was April 4, 2008. Attorney James Dimeas requested a hearing and it was held on June 19, 2008. The Village Ordinance specifically stated that a hearing shall be held no earlier than 15 days after the violation date on the ticket and no more than 40 days after the violation date. At the hearing, attorney James Dimeas pointed out the time limits in the ordinance and the Village Attorney admitted that the time limit provisions of the ordinance had been violated and the Hearing Officer dismissed the citation.
In having the traffic camera citation dismissed, attorney James Dimeas exposed a serious flaw in the Village of Rolling Meadows Ordinance which will probably result in the Ordinance being rewritten or the Village completely amending their procedures to comply with the time limits.
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