Photo and Video Enforcement Program: Hearing Process

Hearings are held on the first and second Tuesday of each month from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Gurnee Police Department’s Community Room, 100 N. O’Plaine Road, Gurnee, IL  60031.


 

In-person Hearings:

1. For mailed-in, in-person hearing requests, the registered owner will be required to schedule a hearing by mailing the Hearing Request Form to the Gurnee Police Department, 100 N. O’Plaine Rd., Gurnee, IL 60031. The request must be made by the due date listed on the citation, which is 14 days from the date of the violation notice.

2. The Gurnee Police Department will notify you of the date, time, and location to appear

3. A person is not required to post a bond payment prior to scheduling a hearing nor is there any fee to have your case heard

4. A person may be granted only one (1) additional hearing date consecutive to the original hearing date upon presenting a valid request for such continuance to the municipality

5. The Hearing Officer may or will advise a person of the outcome of the hearing

6. The Hearing Officer’s decision will be the following:

a. “Found Liable

b. “Found Not Liable

c. “Failure to Appear (FTA) – Found Liable

 


Non-Appearance Hearing

1. A violator may contest through non-appearance by:

a. Filing the Violation Notice with the “Request for Hearing” portion fully completed and sending to the Gurnee Police Department, 100 N. O’Plaine Rd., Gurnee, IL 60031

b. Providing a sworn (notarized) statement of facts specifying the grounds for challenge.

c. Providing a clearly marked statement that execution of the Non-Appearance Request for Hearing is a waiver of the right to a personal appearance and that the adjudication will be made based upon the statement of facts submitted and the facts contained in the Violation Notice

2. The request must be made within ten (10) days.

3. An affidavit does need to be notarized

4. The Hearing Officer will notify the non-appearance violator of the outcome of the hearing. Again, the Hearing Officer will determine:

a. “Found Liable

b. “Found Not Liable

 


Evidence

1. Redflex can and will provide copies of the Red Light Statement of Technology as supporting evidence.

2. The Hearing Officer will be able to access violation images, print a copy of the Violation Notice, and view the twelve (12) second video of the violation via Redflex WebOps.

 


Image Viewing

1. Redflex will host a website whereby the Violation Notice recipient can view the violation video online at www.photonotice.com.

2. Citizens may use computers in the public libraries to access the website.

3. Citizens may contact the photo enforcement office at 847-599-7171 to schedule an appointment to view their evidence set.