Under a new program sponsored by the DuPage Circuit Court Clerk’s office, courts in all 102 Illinois Counties will have an opportunity to improve sharing traffic ticket violation data, and increase violator penalties and enforcement.
More police departments across the state of Illinois are issuing and filing traffic ticket, speeding tickets, and other moving violations electronically. With this new shared database, all jurisdictions connected online to the system could have access to current ticket data within a day of issue.
This becomes an important enforcement tool, since when if A Circuit Court Clerk’s office is not aware of all of a violators traffic citations, he might be given a lesser penalty for which he is technically not eligible.
For example, a common traffic ticket disposition under Illinois law is known as Court Supervision. A traffic offender who challenges a ticket and is offered court supervision, or who agrees to a traffic safety course is given a chance for that ticket to be kept off his public record if no other violations occur within a certain time period.
However, a person is only eligible for Court Supervision once per year. But if a Court is not aware of other tickets, it may be offered in cases where the person is ineligible. This new system is designed to stop this from happening.
If you are facing a traffic ticket in Illinois, please contact us for a consultation on your legal options.