Menu Contact
Holley, Rosen & Beard, LLC
Get A Free Initial Consultation
Phone 217-280-4984
Toll Free 877-671-5884


What is court supervision in terms of a DUI conviction?

Your driving record is vital, but if you have a conviction for driving under the influence of alcohol, your record will reflect this activity. However, there are legal options to think about, especially if this DUI is your first offense. For example, you may be eligible for court supervision.

What it means

As a first offense, your DUI is a misdemeanor, and the judge can approve court supervision in your case. He or she can determine the conditions with which you must comply. These could include payment of a fine, attendance at traffic safety school, enrollment in a vocational training course, participation in an alcohol treatment program or no fewer than 30 hours or more than 120 hours of community service. The court will often choose a community service project that is in or near the neighborhood in which you live.

Community service and more

Court supervision may indeed be key in removing a DUI mark from your driving record, but this may take a while. According to Illinois state law, the term of supervision cannot be longer than two years. If the court orders you to perform community service, the term will be no fewer than 30 hours or more than 120 hours. The county board in the location where your misdemeanor took place has to approve and fund the community service opportunity. The court may also require you to file a report or appear before a judge on a regular basis.

A one-time benefit

There are other legal options that may apply, such as winning your case at trial or getting the charges thrown out due to a technicality. The main goal is to help you benefit to the greatest extent possible and keep you from becoming a repeat offender. If you believe court supervision is a good solution for you and it will eventually allow you to retain a clean driving record, keep in mind that this is an option you can only use once in a lifetime.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
10 Best 2015 | Client Satisfaction | American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys The National Trial Lawyers | Top 100 Trial Lawyers Lexis Nexis| Martindale Hubbell | Peer Review Rated | For Ethical Standrads and Legal Ability Lexis Nexis| Martindale Hubbell | Peer Review Rated | For Ethical Standrads and Legal Ability Nationally Ranked | Superior DUI Attorney | By the nafdd | 2014 Nationally Ranked | Superior DUI Attorney | By the nafdd | 2013 American Association of | Premier DUI | Attorneys Founding Member
Email Us For A Response

Get a Free Initial Consultation

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy