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Q: I got a speeding ticket in state of Illinois with Ca. license. If I get a court supervision will it effect Ca record?

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Theodore J. Harvatin
Theodore J. Harvatin
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  • Traffic Tickets Lawyer
  • Springfield, IL

A: All I can tell you is that it’s a guilty plea but not a conviction for Illinois law. From there, ask a CA lawyer.

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Jason A. Wilkins
Jason A. Wilkins
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  • Traffic Tickets Lawyer
  • Naperville, IL

A: Hello Asker,

In general, we work with the assumption that such violations are reported publicly even though they are supervision when it involves out of state licenses. This isn't necessarily a guarantee but I always counsel that they should assume the worst. Mr. Harvatin is right. You should speak to a California lawyer. As for what to ask them, you will need to describe supervision. Just copy and paste this explanation and it should give them a rough idea of what supervision is and they can make a judgement.

Supervision is a finding of guilt. One is found guilty and then the case is continued for a period of months still remaining open. At the end of that period, the case is closed but no conviction enters. A record of supervision is sent to the DMV for reporting on a non-public section of the driving record. There are two sections. Public (for convictions) and non-public (supervision). Illinois will still likely send a report to California's DMV which will read at the top something like "Report of Court Supervision" and indicate that you were found guilty but it will not say you were convicted.

If you or your attorney in California have questions about this, I would be happy to answer those questions for you.

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