What can I do to keep my court supervision if I got another ticket?

For those of you who are unaware, court supervision is essentially a promise that you won’t violate any criminal, ordinance, or traffic laws during the supervising period in exchange for the ticket not being on your public driving record.  It is also a promise that you will pay all fines and court costs as well … More What can I do to keep my court supervision if I got another ticket?

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?

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

What should I do if I receive a ticket for causing an accident? Should I plead guilty?

Answer: Pleading guilty to an accident ticket is almost never a good idea. These tickets, more than any other moving violation, are among the most commonly thrown out tickets in any traffic court. Prematurely pleading guilty can result in paying fines and court costs that could have otherwise been avoided. It can harm your driving … More What should I do if I receive a ticket for causing an accident? Should I plead guilty?