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(a) An administrative correspondence hearing to review the materials submitted by the respondent and the city shall be held by an administrative law officer appointed by the traffic compliance administrator and conducted in accordance with this section.
(b) The respondent may contest a violation based on one or more of the applicable grounds by submitting a request for an administrative correspondence hearing in compliance with this chapter. The request shall include the following materials and information: the notice of violation, the full name, address and telephone number(s) of the respondent; the make, model and year of the vehicle; any documentary evidence that rebuts the charge; and a written statement signed by the respondent setting forth facts relevant to establishing a defense to the charge. A copy of any documentary evidence submitted by any party shall be accepted as the equivalent of the original document.
(c) No violation may be established except upon proof by a preponderance of the evidence; provided, however, that a violation notice, or a copy thereof, issued in accordance with Section 9-100-030, or a notice of violation issued in accordance with Section 9-100-045 shall be prima facie evidence of the correctness of the facts specified therein.
(d) Upon review of the materials submitted, the administrative law officer shall enter a determination of no liability or of liability in the amount of the fine for the relevant violation as provided in Section 9-100-020. Upon issuance, such determination shall constitute a final determination for purposes of judicial review under the Administrative Review Law of Illinois.
(Prior code § 27.1-7; Added Coun. J. 3-21-90, p. 13561; Amend Coun. J. 7-12-90, p. 18634; Amend Coun. J. 3-26-96, p. 19161, effective 1-1-97; Amend Coun. J. 4-29-98, p. 66564, § 2; Amend Coun, J. 11-16-11, p. 13798, Art. I, § 7; Amend Coun. J. 4-18-12, p. 23762, § 4; Amend Coun. J. 10-28-15, p. 11951, Art. I, § 9)