Garrett, IN asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois

Q: My son is 16 he received a ticket for having more than one passenger in the car. Should I request supervision for him?

I want to avoid him having to wait until age 20 to have passengers.

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Ray Choudhry
Ray Choudhry
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  • Traffic Tickets Lawyer
  • Moline, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: The rule is to always try to have tickets off the record.

Brandon K. Davis
Brandon K. Davis
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  • Traffic Tickets Lawyer
  • Northfield, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: Court supervision would prevent a conviction from appearing on his public driving record. Due to his age, he will need to complete traffic school if the supervision is granted by the Judge.

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

A: Yes, you should definitely seek supervision but you may need to appear in court. You can call the circuit court clerk of the issuing county to verift whether court appearance is required to get supervision because some counties do not give supervision by mail if you are under 21. As Mr. Davis pointed out, traffic school will be required due to his age. Unfortunately, driving a car with too many people in it is considered a moving violation and if he receives two moving violation convictions in a two year period, he will be suspended. Getting court supervision prevents this offense from Counting as a moving violation for the purposes of this rule. Lastly, it will also prevent the offense from being publicly reported on his driving record which will help keep your insurance rates from going up.

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