E-Business for the Courts - Electronic Guilty Pleas and Payment of Traffic Tickets (E-Guilty)
Standards for Accepting Electronic Pleas of Guilty in the Illinois Courts Pursuant to Supreme Court Rule 529 (Standards) were adopted by the Supreme Court on December 20, 2006 (Order M.R. 18368) and revised on September 24, 2010. The Standards were established to maintain the orderly development of practices and procedures associated with the statewide implementation of electronically accepting voluntary guilty pleas from offenders in minor traffic and conservation offenses under Supreme Court Rule 529. The Standards require the Chief Circuit Judge and Circuit Clerk to submit a request to the Administrative Director of the Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts. The program must authenticate the violator and court case, process payment of fines and costs, allow for request for supervision and traffic safety school, where allowed, and acceptance and maintenance of the electronic plea.
The table below identifies the applications received and date of approval. Once a county has been approved, implementation of the program is under the oversight of the Chief Circuit Judge and Circuit Clerk. To date, 34 applications have been received and approved, and six applications are pending.
The following Illinois counties have applied, been approved and are operating systems to accept electronic guilty pleas and payment of traffic and conservation tickets