Frankfort, IL asked in Traffic Tickets and Communications Law for Illinois

Q: (21) I have 2 improper use of phone within 5 months of each other in which I got supervision on the first. What happens?

Court Supervision on the first, optional court date will be in September 2023 in which I'm think I must attend, and I use my phone for Uber. Any way I can retain my supervision???

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Theodore J. Harvatin
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  • Springfield, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: A ticket while you are in supervision does not automatically cause loss of the supervision. The prosecutor must be aware of it, and must file papers to revoke the first supervision.

Most of the time on these minor offenses, they do not revoke and might even give you supervision again for the new ticket.

If you are under 21 and wind up being convicted of both of them, your license will be suspended. If you are over 21, you will have used up all of your convictions for the next 12 months, assuming you didn’t have a conviction before the first cell phone charge.

Free advice: put the phone down while you are driving. It really is dangerous.

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