Question: What fines can people now expect to pay for violating laws related to handicap parking spaces?Answer: Fines in Illinois for those who illegally use handicap parking plates or decals have increased in 2013 to $600 from $500. Those caught making counterfeit placards will see their fines increase to $1,000. Punishment is even stiffer for those who use handicap plates of those who have died: fines start at $2,500 and come with a mandatory suspension of driving privileges for six months. Doctors who submit false paperwork to help someone get a disabled plate will face a newly-established fine of $1,000.For more information about Illinois law, visit www.illinoislawyerfinder.com. If you have a legal question, send it to firstname.lastname@example.org Law Now is a series of newspaper and internet posts prepared by the Illinois State Bar Association that address legal issues of interest to the public. For additional information about the law, visit http://www.illinoislawyerfinder.com/legal-faqs.