No Sup(ervision) for You

In Illinois, a sentencing option in misdemeanor cases is judicial supervision.  With supervision, a defendant pleads guilty, however, no conviction enters.  So, as a matter of law, if you are on supervision, you have not been convicted of the charge you committed.

The Illinois General Assembly has decided that certain offenses are not eligible for a sentence of judicial supervision.  Here is a (non-exhaustive) list of frequently-prosecuted offenses that are not eligible for supervision:

  • Domestic Battery
  • Resisting or Obstructing a Peace Officer
  • Escape
  • Unlawful Use of Weapons
  • Cruel Treatment of an Animal
  • Second DUI (first DUI is eligible for supervision)

Jeremy Richey

Jeremy J. Richey, Attorney at Law
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