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WithoutMe
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No Seat Belt

Postby WithoutMe » Thu Nov 11, 2010 9:24 pm

Is getting a ticket a ticket for not wearing a seatbelt considered a traffic offense?

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Re: No Seat Belt

Postby patrickd139 » Thu Nov 11, 2010 9:25 pm

WithoutMe wrote:Is getting a ticket a ticket for not wearing a seatbelt considered a traffic offense?

Depends on the wording of the application you're filling out. If it says something along the lines of "anything but speeding and non-moving violations," then yes, it's a traffic offense.

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Re: No Seat Belt

Postby WithoutMe » Thu Nov 11, 2010 9:27 pm

do we have to include the date because I have no clue when this occured

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Re: No Seat Belt

Postby patrickd139 » Thu Nov 11, 2010 9:29 pm

WithoutMe wrote:do we have to include the date because I have no clue when this occured

Not sure how to answer that. Might want to put a call in to the admissions office wherever you're applying.

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Re: No Seat Belt

Postby 2011Law » Thu Nov 11, 2010 9:32 pm

Are you honestly unsure of whether or not a law school needs to know if you got caught not wearing your seatbelt? I hope you get caught illegally downloading porn and end up having to disclose that.

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Re: No Seat Belt

Postby WithoutMe » Thu Nov 11, 2010 9:35 pm

2011Law wrote:Are you honestly unsure of whether or not a law school needs to know if you got caught not wearing your seatbelt? I hope you get caught illegally downloading porn and end up having to disclose that.

?????

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Re: No Seat Belt

Postby 2011Law » Thu Nov 11, 2010 9:42 pm

WithoutMe wrote:
2011Law wrote:Are you honestly unsure of whether or not a law school needs to know if you got caught not wearing your seatbelt? I hope you get caught illegally downloading porn and end up having to disclose that.

?????


You do not need to disclose getting a ticket for not wearing your seatbelt.

Also, anyone else notice TLS is still on daylight savings time?

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Re: No Seat Belt

Postby patrickd139 » Thu Nov 11, 2010 9:47 pm

2011Law wrote:
WithoutMe wrote:
2011Law wrote:Are you honestly unsure of whether or not a law school needs to know if you got caught not wearing your seatbelt? I hope you get caught illegally downloading porn and end up having to disclose that.

?????


You do not need to disclose getting a ticket for not wearing your seatbelt.

Also, anyone else notice TLS is still on daylight savings time?

False. If the application says you must disclose the ticket, then you must disclose it. Still no reason to wish someone get caught illegally downloading pron. You might also want to use the search function about the daylight savings time.

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Re: No Seat Belt

Postby ResolutePear » Thu Nov 11, 2010 10:02 pm

You're paying them 100 bucks to look at your app. Call them.

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Re: No Seat Belt

Postby 2011Law » Thu Nov 11, 2010 10:18 pm

patrickd139 wrote:
2011Law wrote:
WithoutMe wrote:
2011Law wrote:Are you honestly unsure of whether or not a law school needs to know if you got caught not wearing your seatbelt? I hope you get caught illegally downloading porn and end up having to disclose that.

?????


You do not need to disclose getting a ticket for not wearing your seatbelt.

Also, anyone else notice TLS is still on daylight savings time?

False. If the application says you must disclose the ticket, then you must disclose it. Still no reason to wish someone get caught illegally downloading pron. You might also want to use the search function about the daylight savings time.


Which schools would care to know that kind of stuff? Has anyone ever failed to disclose a ticket and had ANY consequences as a result?

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Re: No Seat Belt

Postby ccoons24 » Thu Nov 11, 2010 10:25 pm

In a similar vein...Some schools say they don't worry about including minor traffic offenses/non moving violations, but others say to disclose if you have ever been cited/charged with violation of ANY law.

How is it going to come across to adcomms when I tell them that I've had literally hundreds of parking tickets?

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Re: No Seat Belt

Postby jacketman03 » Thu Nov 11, 2010 11:09 pm

Similar question here, I've received two tickets in my life, the first one was a $50 one for no insurance that I paid, and the second one was for speeding, but I did defensive driving and so far as I know it's not even included in my driving record, so will I need to include either/both of these?

Thanks in advance

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Re: No Seat Belt

Postby patrickd139 » Thu Nov 11, 2010 11:13 pm

jacketman03 wrote:Similar question here, I've received two tickets in my life, the first one was a $50 one for no insurance that I paid, and the second one was for speeding, but I did defensive driving and so far as I know it's not even included in my driving record, so will I need to include either/both of these?

Thanks in advance

It has less to do with what the school views as a negative aspect as what the C&F board will examine when you fill out your bar application. If you don't include one or the other when the application requires you to, and then it shows up on your thorough, comprehensive background check at bar application time, then that's a red flag. It's not necessarily going to sink you with the C&F board, but red flags are generally bad.

TL;DR: It has C&F implications for bar application. If in doubt, call the school and inquire. If it's a borderline decision, err on the side of caution.




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