Traffic Citation Information

Please see our frequently asked questions below.  If you still have a question, please contact our office at (815) 727-8592.


FAQ’s

Where can I find my case information?

You can find your case information on the Case Lookup link on our homepage.  You can search using your name, case number or ticket number and find court date information and the amount of money owed, if applicable.


What are the terms of supervision?

Once granted, the term of supervision received by pleading guilty through the mail or iGuilty is 180 days.  You must attend the traffic safety program within 160 days of our office receiving your plea.


How do I know if I’m eligible to receive supervision?

Our office is unable to provide legal advice and thus we cannot tell you if you are eligible for court supervision.  You must make that determination on your own.  The Secretary of State will contact you directly if they conclude that you are not eligible even if you have already received supervision from the court.  Specifically, the following must be true in order for you to receive supervision in Will County:

  1. You have not been placed on Court Supervision (by court appointment or by participating in this or any other Traffic Safety Program) for any other traffic violation issued within 12 months (365) of this violation; and
  2. The NO COURT APPEARANCE REQUIRED box, located on the bottom portion of your ticket, has been marked; and
  3. You are 18 years old or older at the time you received the citation.

Do I have to come to court?

The bottom of your traffic citation will indicate whether you are required to attend court.  If your ticket is marked “No Court Appearance Required” then you may avoid court by either pleading guilty by mail or online through our iGuilty website.  If your ticket is marked “Court Appearance Required” then you will be required to attend court and see the judge.


I can’t attend court on the date I was given.  How do I reschedule my court date?

You cannot move back your court date to a later date.  You may move your court date forward by filing a Motion to Advance, using form 48E under the Traffic section of our Forms page.  Be aware that you will be required to physically attend court on the date you select on Form 48E.


I missed my court date.  What do I do?

 If you missed your court date you should first check to see what happened in court in your absence by clicking on “Case Lookup” on our homepage.  If a judgment was entered you can either pay the fine amount and the case will be closed, or you can pay a motion fee and file a Motion to Vacate the judgment and get a new court date.  You would use form 48E to file that motion.


Can I attend online traffic school?

Yes, the Will County Bar Association has an online traffic safety program.  More information can be found at www.willcountytrafficschool.com.


Is there online court for traffic cases?

No, court attendance is in person only.


Is there e-filing in traffic cases?

No, currently the court only accepts filings in person or through the mail.


Are there special rules for minors in traffic court?

Defendants under the age of 18 may not receive supervision without a parent/guardian attending court with the minor to consent to supervision.  Further rules regarding the driving privileges of young drivers can be found here.


I received a citation for not having insurance but I have my insurance card.  What are my options?

You can either attend your court date and show the judge proof of your valid insurance from the date you received the citation, or come into the courthouse at the 2nd Floor traffic windows and show one of our clerks.  You would also have to sign an Affidavit form, at which point your case would be dismissed.

Moving Violations Involving Minors

Please note, effective 1-1-08 and pursuant to Public Act 95-310:

Defendants under the age of 18 who are charged with moving violations may not receive a disposition of court supervision unless they personally appear in court with their parent or guardian.   The parent or guardian must execute a written consent before the Judge.

Uninsured Motorist

If you received a citation for operating a vehicle without insurance because you failed to have proof of your insurance with you, you may present a valid insurance card, vehicle registration and signed affidavit at the court house and that ticket will be dismissed. The insurance must have been in effect when the citation was issued. Mandatory Insurance Affidavit

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Instructions on How to File a Plea, Pay a Fine and Register for Traffic School

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