Legal Question in Criminal Law in Illinois

I live in Illinois. Back in 2003 I was terminated from my job for retail theft less than $150. My employer brought charges against me but I was never arrested. I pled guilty, was placed on 12 months court supervision and fines, restitution etc. The court disposition says "withhold judgement/supervision" then when my 12 months were up it states "terminate/satisfied". My question is, what does this really mean? Does it show up on employer background checks? Do I have to claim this as a "conviction"? I was told that it doesn't really count as a conviction

Asked on 7/31/13, 9:27 am

2 Answers from Attorneys

Sal Sheikh

Supervision is not a conviction.

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Answered on 7/31/13, 9:35 am

Michael R. Nack Michael R. Nack, Attorney at Law

No, you do not have a conviction on your record, but the charge and disposition may show up on a background check.

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Answered on 7/31/13, 7:02 pm

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