Chicago, IL asked in Traffic Tickets for Illinois

Q: I live in Lincoln, illinois. I got a moving violation ticket in October for looking at my cell phone.

I got court supervision following traffic school and got it “off my record”. Last night, I got another moving violation, this one for not fully stopping at a stop sign. These are my only two tickets ever, no other ones. Will I lose my license or what will happen to me? And what can I do?

Also, I am 21 years old as of last week. My first ticket was when I was 20, this second for the stop sign happened last night, so I was 21 with that second one.

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

A: You won’t lose your license because it takes 3 convictions within 12 months (the second ticket was issued after you turned 21). You may want to contact an attorney that practices in your area to assist in obtaining another order of court supervision. You can technically receive supervision twice within a 12 month period.

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

A: First, Court Supervision does not mean that it is "off your record". It means that it is placed on the Supervision page of your record, so it is still on your record but insurance companies can not see it because it is on your Supervision page of your record. Second, since you are 21, nothing will happen to your license because you would have to receive three moving violations in 12 months in order to have your license suspended and Court Supervision is not considered a conviction. Finally, you are allowed two Court Supervisions within 12 months, so you should receive a second Court Supervision on this new ticket. If you want to increase your odds of getting Supervision a second time, you should hire an attorney to assist you with this new ticket.

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