Court supervision is an option available for the majority of misdemeanor crimes and traffic tickets committed in Illinois. Short of a dismissal or a Not Guilty verdict, court supervision is the next best alternative.
Supervision is considered to be a deferred dismissal of the charge. No conviction enters during the supervision period. Upon its successful completion, the case is finalized as a dismissal. Thus, with court supervision you avoid a conviction.
Additionally, a successful completion of court supervision may allow for the charge to be expunged. An expungement is a court order instructing the law enforcement agency to destroy your arrest record. However, some exceptions exist.
If you are interested in court supervision or an expungement, contact our criminal defense lawyers for a free and confidential initial consultation at (217) 414-8889.