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Q: Can I get court supervision twice in one year?

I got a ticket for Scott’s law in June and was put on court supervision. I recently got another ticket for speeding and the officer said I don’t have to go to court and I could just pay the fine and request court supervision. I’m not sure if he could see I was already on court supervision for the scotts law ticket. Would I be able to get court supervision again, and would it affect the first ticket?

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

A: Technically, you can receive court supervision twice within 12 months. However, a second order of supervision will typically require that you appear in court. You may want to contact the Clerk's Office at the courthouse where the ticket is assigned to try to verify your eligibility. Technically, a plea of guilty to the speeding ticket can effect your prior supervision, but it is up to the prosecutor to file a violation.

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Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Bolingbrook, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: The only way you will receive Court Supervision a second time in a twelve month period, is if you appear in court and request Court Supervision. Considering your prior charge, you will want to hire an attorney to assist you with this new speeding ticket in order to increase your odds of receiving Court Supervision a second time. The sooner you hire an attorney, the better.

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Theodore J. Harvatin
Theodore J. Harvatin
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  • Traffic Tickets Lawyer
  • Springfield, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: I don't see how you could receive supervision without appearing but maybe the ticket is in one of the few jurisdictions that lets you do it by mail. Or maybe the cop is wrong.

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