Q: First ticket did not understand supervision, just said guilty. 2nd ticket can I get supervision?
June 2020 I got a ticket for operating an electronic device while moving, I didn't understand what supervision was, so I just sent the guilty and waiver portion back. April 2021 I got a speeding ticket, now I'm understanding I want supervision, but the legal speak says "I have not had a conviction.....in Illinois for a violation of state statute or municipal ordinance... within 12 months? Am I basically screwed out of getting supervision on the second by mail? Or do I need to make an appearance?
A: You are not eligible to mail in and request supervision with the traffic school. You can appear in court, plead guilty and request supervision. The judge can grant supervision at that time. You will have to pay the additional court costs to appear in court.
It’s possible the judge doesn’t grant supervision because you have that prior offense. You should consult with a local traffic attorney.
A: Good question. Yes, for now you are NOT eligible for supervision by mail. However, you may be able to do a 'Motion To Vacate Judgement' on your first ticket and ask for supervision on that one. Either have an attorney do it or talk directly to the clerk of court asap. Good luck. Al
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