What is court supervision on a traffic ticket and will it keep my record clean?

Court supervision, to most people, is a way to keep one’s record clean of an offense.  It’s often called many names: deferred prosecution, traffic school, dismissal, etc.  While this sounds good on paper, it’s important to know what exactly court supervision is so you can protect your license.  The explanations that follow relate only to … More What is court supervision on a traffic ticket and will it keep my record clean?

Can I get traffic school with court supervision again if my second ticket is in a different county?

This is a very common question we receive quite often.  Before we dive in, we would like to address what court supervision is so we are on the same page: Court supervision is an alternative to conviction that allows drivers to avoid an offense being recorded to their public record.  In exchange for not receiving … More Can I get traffic school with court supervision again if my second ticket is in a different county?

How do Driver’s License “Points” work in Illinois and how close am I to a suspension?

Typically, we imagine driver’s license points as a system to determine when our license is suspended.  Often, it is hard to know how many points you have and what impact, if any, they may have on your record.  If you have ever pondered that, this guide is for you. In Illinois, a driver receives points … More How do Driver’s License “Points” work in Illinois and how close am I to a suspension?

What’s the difference between court supervision and a conviction?

Answer:  When a traffic ticket is issued, a court case is created that can end several different ways.  Finding of not guilty, dismissal of charges, or a finding of guilty are just a few of these.  In traffic court, guilty judgments are divided into two categories: convictions and court supervisions.  In general, the big difference … More What’s the difference between court supervision and a conviction?

What impact if any do written traffic warnings have on my record?

Question: What impact if any do written traffic warnings have on my record? Answer: As far as your driving record is concerned, they don’t exist.  In my time reading many driving records and speaking to other traffic attorneys, we have never seen them appear on a driving record nor does the Secretary of State (the … More What impact if any do written traffic warnings have on my record?