Arlington Heights, IL asked in Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets for Illinois

Q: I'm a 17 year old who is on court supervision, I just received a ticket for rolling a stop sign, will I lose my license?

2 Lawyer Answers
Gary W. Wangler
Gary W. Wangler
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  • Traffic Tickets Lawyer
  • Belleville, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: It is discretionary with the prosecutor whether to petition to revoke your court supervision. Their decision will depend on a number of factors, including the original charge for which you received court supervision, whether you complied with all the conditions of court supervision (fines, classes, community service and so forth) as well as the facts and circumstances of the current stop sign violation ticket. You should speak to an attorney to determine your best course of action. If you receive notice that the prosecutor is asking the court to revoke your supervision, you should most definitely and immediately retain the services of a lawyer.

Jason A. Wilkins agrees with this answer

Jason A. Wilkins
Jason A. Wilkins
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  • Traffic Tickets Lawyer
  • Naperville, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: Hello Asker,

As my colleague pointed out, it is within the prosecutor's discretion to revoke your supervision. If they do that and you receive another moving violation convict, you can be suspended. The good news is if these are your only tickets, it is possible for court supervision on your second offense but it will require appearing in court with a parent or guardian. DO NOT MAIL IN PAYMENT OR ATTEMPT TO PAY WITHOUT APPEARING IN COURT ON THIS NEW TICKET. That is almost certain to be rejected and may result in a conviction on your record. You MUST appear in court for this new ticket to prevent a conviction which will lead to a suspension.

My recommendation would be to speak to a traffic attorney in a free consultation so they can fully assess your risk and what needs to be done to not only protect your license from suspension but also minimize the risk of suspension for the next two years. I would highly recommend doing so prior to your supervision termination date because depending on the county and the supervised offense type, appearing on your supervision termination date to prevent a conviction may also be advised.

I hope this helps and let us know if you have any questions.

Sincerely,

Jason A. Wilkins

Traffic Attorney

(630) 445-2293

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