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Court Diversion Ticket Online Services


Court Diversion Ticket: a single payable ticket that does not require court appearance. Defendants are allowed to select 1 of 3 options online.  On the lower right hand corner of the mail - in copy, box is marked, “You must either mail response within 7 days or to respond/pay online.”  Defendant under age of 18 will no longer be eligible for Option B (Traffic Safety School/Court Supervision) unless the defendant personally appears in court with a parent pursuant to 730 ILCS 5/5-6-1(m)Defendants under age 18 may only select Option A or Option C.    
  • Option A: For tickets issued prior to July 1,2019 → Plead guilty, pay $120 unless the complaint is for speeding 21-30 m.p.h. over the speed limit then pay $140; or failure to wear seat belt then pay $60 and charge all fees and fines to credit card. Conviction is reported to the Secretary of State for entry on your public driving record. Do not appear in court. 

    For tickets issued on or after July 1,2019 → Plead guilty, pay $164 and charge all fees and fines to credit card. Conviction is reported to the Secretary of State for entry on your public driving record. Do not appear in court.
     
  • Option B: For tickets issued prior to July 1,2019 → If you are 18 years of age or older to avoid a conviction on driving record, plead guilty, register for Traffic Safety School, pay $166 unless the complaint is 21-30 m.p.h. over the limit then pay $186; or failure to wear seat belt then pay $106 and charge all fees and fines to credit card. Do not appear in court.

    For tickets issued on or after July 1,2019 → If you are 18 years of age or older to avoid a conviction on driving record, plead guilty, register for Traffic Safety School, pay $210 and charge all fees and fines to credit card. Do not appear in court.
     
    • Under option B: if you have received a second traffic citation within the twelve (12) month period (during the supervision period) you may be eligible to attend an 8 hour traffic safety school course. Traffic Safety School allows the defendants to take a 4 hour and/or 8 hour course during the supervision period. The eligibility will be determined by National Safety Council (888) 245-8450.
    • Online Course: If you are18 years or older, you may be eligible to take 4 hour online course. Please note only the 4 hour course can be taken online and the 8 hour course must be taken in the classroom. 
    • If you hold a commercial driver’s license (CDL) and were driving a commercial or noncommercial vehicle you are ineligible for Traffic Safety School (do not mark B). You must choose A or C. 
    • For more information call (888) 245-8450 or please refer to the National Safety Council trafficschool@nsc.org.
       
  • Option C: Plead not guilty and request a court hearing. Do not appear in court until you receive a court date.  Failure to appear in court may result in a conviction and fine.  There are no automatic court continuances. Court dates cannot be changed by telephone requests.