What is Court Supervision?

If you plead or are found guilty, you receive a sentence. Usually this results in a conviction — which goes on your "record." If you are applying for a job and they ask if you have ever been convicted of crime, you would have to say yes. Court Supervision keeps your record "clean," so to speak. It literally means that after you plead guilty, the case is continued for a period of time (usually one year) and if you stay out of trouble and pay your fines, the case is dismissed. In reality, it is a form of probation that doesn't result in a conviction. It is the best possible result short of a finding of not guilty.

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