Your note has several inaccurate statements:
"The other day my friend got a speeding ticket in Dupage County but due to her "excellent driving record" the officer granted her court supervision." Officers canno grant supervisions, only judges in court adjudicate such cases.
"He said she didn't need to go to court, pay any fines, and he also said that mailing this slip in would prevent her insurance company and the secretary of state from being notified. He said that DuPage County offers people with "excellent driving records" this supervision for a 12 month period, after which it can be granted again upon the same basis."
A term of supervision is not automatic, and, again given but the court, not by a traffic officer.
"are there any other little things I should be made aware of to tell my friend? She is an immigrant so her understanding of these legal terms is well below my already inadequate knowledge so she is asking me for help. Also, is there a way anyone else can find out about her ticket ."
Since you friend is an immigrant I particularly advise to retain an attorney to ensure that she adjudicates any offenses correctly as potential mistakes may affect future immigration benefits.
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