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      05-07-2008, 11:09 PM   #23
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dont "plead guilty" ask for supervision 1st.

i did this on my 1st ticket when i was 17 and walked out of the courtroom having not paid a dime, license in hand (this was when they actually took your DL away) and a 30 day supervision... if I don't get caught* (thats the key word in that statement) speeding for 30 days it was off my record... I didn't get caught and thus i walked away like it never ever happened. If you've got ANYONE you know who would come with you for free I'd say it wouldn't hurt to lawyer up as well... judges usually prefer talking to them instead of you.
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Well, right, because Illinois has "supervision."

You'll still wind up paying the ticket and pleading guilty. But the cool part is that if you don't have another ticket within six months, and you go to safety school, you're back to being clear again.

I wouldn't bother with court. If you lose, you'll be sorry.

Note, this advice only applies to Illnois. Assuming the ticket was in Illinois from your sig.
not always true... its all up to the judge, as posted above
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I saw 5-6 squad cars are various parts of the highway ready to pounce on my way from the western burbs to Chicago (downtown). The most I have seen in a long time!
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dont "plead guilty" ask for supervision 1st.

i did this on my 1st ticket when i was 17 and walked out of the courtroom having not paid a dime, license in hand (this was when they actually took your DL away) and a 30 day supervision... if I don't get caught* (thats the key word in that statement) speeding for 30 days it was off my record... I didn't get caught and thus i walked away like it never ever happened. If you've got ANYONE you know who would come with you for free I'd say it wouldn't hurt to lawyer up as well... judges usually prefer talking to them instead of you.
That's still a guilty plea. Supervision requires a guilty plea, but that's the whole point of supervision. It won't go on your record if you're good to go within that time frame. Could be anywhere from 30 to 180 days.

And if you're under 18, you MUST appear with a parent or guardian. I've never seen a judge talk to a minor alone.
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Right, what Railgun said.

You are exchanging a guilty plea for a deal - traffic school and the offense drops off if you don't get another ticket within 6 months. Get another ticket, and they _both_ count against you.
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and they still take your license away, Udub... unless you have a bond card.

Also, rules do change. What I'm putting in this thread is valid as of 2 weeks ago when I got nabbed for an offense.

You going to school in Madison? Graduated from there.
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More stepped-up enforcement today on I90 westbound west of 53.

4 victims in about a 3 mile stretch.

There was a bad accident on 53 at Palatine today, usually what happens after a bad accident is that the state will flood the area with troopers for a while, so be aware of that too.
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I was told that you should ask for supervision before you plead guilty... at least thats how my buddys dad who is a lawyer told me how to do it, i know it is a guilty plea but im saying you should at least find out what they are willing to offer you before you admit anything.

i never had my license taken in IL cuz I had my AAA card to give them.



oh and yes i go to school here in Madison
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That's still a guilty plea. Supervision requires a guilty plea, but that's the whole point of supervision. It won't go on your record if you're good to go within that time frame. Could be anywhere from 30 to 180 days.

And if you're under 18, you MUST appear with a parent or guardian. I've never seen a judge talk to a minor alone.

maybe i was 18 when it happened cuz my parents didnt come with... although my friends dad who is a lawyer did.
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