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Q: My 18 year old got 1st moving violation. He will pay fine and plead guilty. Will this stay on record & for how long?

He did not come to a full and complete stop at a stop sign. He does NOT have to appear in court but he does not want to have this on his record. By pleading guilty and paying the fine through the mail, does it stay on his record? For how long? Is he on probation? THANKS for your help!

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

A: Request supervision. It does go on one record but insurance does not see it because it is not a conviction. Because of his age you will have to go with him.

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

A: It would be better to appear in court and request court supervision to prevent a conviction. He will likely need to complete traffic school.

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

A: If he pays the fine, he will receive a conviction which will not be good for him or you because your insurance company will find out about it and increase your premiums. Your son should mail in the ticket pleading not guilty and request a bench trial date. The Circuit Court Clerk will send him a court date. On that court date, a parent will have to appear in court with him. If the Officer is not in court, the ticket should be dismissed. If the Officer is in court, he will then plead guilty and request Court Supervision, which your insurance company will not be able to see. Also, he will have to complete Traffic Safety School and pay an increased fine. If you are confused, you could always hire an attorney to assist you with this matter.

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