All of the schools that I'm applying to ask for misdemeanors.
Even though I can't find a record of it (called the juvenile jailing people and the big people jailing people), I know that when I was 17 I was arrested in 2007. I know that it was for driving while suspended, and I know that it resulted in me spending an hour in jail. I feel like I was convicted of less, and I feel like I was not convicted of a misdemeanor, but to be safe I'm going to report it as having a misdemeanor.
I know that I have to disclose that. Do I have to disclose the additional suspension that I received for an accumulation of tickets after this incident (not a misdemeanor, but still not minor)?
Gah. I'll just post the addendum for arrest and tell me if it is good or bad, too detailed, not detailed enough. Etc.
Please do not quote for later delete.
On December 11th, 2007, my Illinois driver's license was suspended for the accumulation of not more than 2 driving citations in a 24 month period. Within a few weeks of my suspension, I was arrested for driving while having a suspended license in City, IL, a misdemeanor offense. This along with another speeding ticket on March 14th, 2008 in Wisconsin resulted in an additional license suspension from March 26th, 2008 until November 26th, 2008.
On August 26th, 2010 I was convicted of driving 15mph above the speed limit in Wisconsin after receiving a judicial supervision from the court for previous moving violations. This resulted in an another suspension of one year from the date of October 12th, 2010 to October 12th, 2011.
This is all of the available information I have about my driving record from memory and from the Secretary of State of Illinois. I am ashamed about the reckless driving habits that I have displayed. I have paid hundreds of dollars in fines and attended many remedial driving classes over the years to correct these lapses in judgment. I have since had my license reinstated after retaking the Illinois driver’s exam, and I take full responsibility for my past mistakes. The extent of my record has forced me to correct my attitude towards driving and I will no longer behave so carelessly.
I have no recollection or record of the fines and am confused to hell about reading the driver's record as it conflicts with a lot of my memory.