Court supervision is a disposition that results in a non-conviction being entered for the defendant. Supervision is a possible outcome in most traffic and misdemeanor cases but is not available for felony matters. If you are charged with a class A, B, or C criminal misdemeanor then you should discuss the implications of a supervision disposition with an attorney. The information on this page is directed towards traffic charges and is unique to the Scott County Circuit Court. If you are a licensed driver from a state other than Illinois you are urged to verify the effect that a disposition of supervision will have on your driving record in your home state.
ATTN: CDL DRIVERS – The supervision information discussed on this page does NOT apply to CDL drivers, whether you were driving a commercial motor vehicle at the time you were cited or not. If you hold a commercial driver’s license (CDL) then you will not benefit from receiving court supervision. You are urged to consult with a private attorney to determine the best course of action for your particular situation.
A disposition of Court Supervision means that there will not be a conviction entered on your driving record, called a driver’s abstract in Illinois. This can be beneficial to you as a disposition of supervision is not a conviction of a moving violation that would incur sanctions against your driver’s license. Further, supervision may help keep your auto insurance rates lower depending upon your insurance carrier. Supervision is a disposition that can only be ordered by the court and any agreement or understanding between you and the office of the Scott County State’s Attorney concerning supervision is subject to the decision of the court.
A plea of guilty is required when requesting court supervision. When court supervision is given by the court then the offender will have a set period of time during which strict adherence with the law is monitored and expected. Typical supervision periods in Scott County are 3, 6 and 12 months but may extend as long as two years in some cases. Any violation of the law, no matter how minor and including a willful failure to pay the fine as ordered, during that supervision period could result in the court revoking supervision and entering judgment on the guilty plea entered previously.
If you are 21 years of age or older or are a driver licensed outside of the state of Illinois and are requesting court supervision, fill out the form here and mail it to our office.
If you are under 21 years of age, are an Illinois licensed driver, and are requesting court supervision then follow this link.