Speeding tickets??

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Aawaldrop
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Speeding tickets??

Postby Aawaldrop » Thu Dec 27, 2012 3:38 pm

For reference the tickets occurred in Texas.

First ticket 51 in a 35 did the deferred adjudication with defensive driving and it was dismissed over 4 years ago.

Second ticket 80 in a 60 but the officer was "pacing" me so after a year of changing counties or whatever reason it was dismissed without any plea.

My question is whether any addendum would be needed (especially for the first one) to explain these to law schools?

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Re: Speeding tickets??

Postby nickb285 » Thu Dec 27, 2012 3:44 pm

The application will generally tell you whether or not to include minor traffic offenses in charges brought against you. If they want you to include it, just write a couple sentences to the effect of "I was ticketed for speeding, I attended a defensive driving course and the charge was dismissed, since then I have had no moving violations." Schools aren't going to care about your traffic tickets, unless they ask you to disclose and you don't.
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Aawaldrop
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Re: Speeding tickets??

Postby Aawaldrop » Thu Dec 27, 2012 5:19 pm

Okay thanks.

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Re: Speeding tickets??

Postby Ti Malice » Thu Dec 27, 2012 6:55 pm

Be very careful about not disclosing. In Texas and several other states, minor moving violations are Class C misdemeanors. Schools won't care at all about your speeding tickets, and you don't even need to specify your speeds, but the bar will absolutely care if the application asked for your entire criminal history and you failed to include this information.

Just disclose.

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Re: Speeding tickets??

Postby kalvano » Thu Dec 27, 2012 10:13 pm

I disclosed like 16 tickets, and that wasn't even all of them. No one cares except the bar C&F, and they only care to the extent they want to see if you try and hide anything.




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