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Traffic tickets for C&F disclosure

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Dec 27, 2012 4:58 pm

So on the C&F form we have to disclose all traffic violations that resulted in a fine...I've never had my license suspended, but I have had several speeding tickets in the past 5-6 years, in 4 or 5 different states. I have not kept track of them nor do I have any record of them (other than that I know I paid them). Because they are in different states, am I right that I couldn't just go to the DMV of my home state where my license is and obtain a record? How would I go about getting the info for all of these tickets?

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Re: Traffic tickets for C&F disclosure

Postby 20160810 » Thu Dec 27, 2012 5:16 pm

Call your insurance company.

Also stop being a horrible driver.

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Re: Traffic tickets for C&F disclosure

Postby A. Nony Mouse » Thu Dec 27, 2012 5:28 pm

You can write to each state in which you held a license and order a motor vehicle record - it will have all the violations listed (at least for something like the last 7 years - some states vary in how far back they'll go). Go to the state DMV website and search for motor vehicle record. (If you held one state license for all the violations, just order one from that state - if you held a license in different states, you have to order one from each state.) Your state bar may require a copy of your motor vehicle record for your current state as well, regardless of violations (and in my state, the copy had to be submitted within 30 days of the date when it was run, so keep that in mind for putting together your packet of C&F stuff and when you need to get the record).

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Re: Traffic tickets for C&F disclosure

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Dec 27, 2012 5:45 pm

OP here

SBL wrote:Call your insurance company.

Also stop being a horrible driver.


Thanks, and the second part is very credited. I am really, really bad.

A. Nony Mouse wrote:You can write to each state in which you held a license and order a motor vehicle record - it will have all the violations listed (at least for something like the last 7 years - some states vary in how far back they'll go). Go to the state DMV website and search for motor vehicle record. (If you held one state license for all the violations, just order one from that state - if you held a license in different states, you have to order one from each state.) Your state bar may require a copy of your motor vehicle record for your current state as well, regardless of violations (and in my state, the copy had to be submitted within 30 days of the date when it was run, so keep that in mind for putting together your packet of C&F stuff and when you need to get the record).


This is very helpful, thanks. My bar state is a different state from where my license has always been, but only one of my tickets was in my license state, so I wasn't sure if they'd even have my record from other states.

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Re: Traffic tickets for C&F disclosure

Postby A. Nony Mouse » Thu Dec 27, 2012 5:52 pm

A. Nony Mouse wrote:You can write to each state in which you held a license and order a motor vehicle record - it will have all the violations listed (at least for something like the last 7 years - some states vary in how far back they'll go). Go to the state DMV website and search for motor vehicle record. (If you held one state license for all the violations, just order one from that state - if you held a license in different states, you have to order one from each state.) Your state bar may require a copy of your motor vehicle record for your current state as well, regardless of violations (and in my state, the copy had to be submitted within 30 days of the date when it was run, so keep that in mind for putting together your packet of C&F stuff and when you need to get the record).


This is very helpful, thanks. My bar state is a different state from where my license has always been, but only one of my tickets was in my license state, so I wasn't sure if they'd even have my record from other states.[/quote]
I'm pretty sure the violations are keyed to your license, so your (say) NY motor vehicle record will have a record of all the violations on that license, regardless of where they were. Not 100% positive (mine were all in the license state), but I think that's how it works.

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Re: Traffic tickets for C&F disclosure

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Dec 27, 2012 5:53 pm

Is there a cut off for these? Like if it happened 15 years ago do I still disclose?

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Re: Traffic tickets for C&F disclosure

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Dec 27, 2012 6:01 pm

OP again

I just requested my record from my license state (it is NY) and downloaded it. It only shows the 1 ticket that I got in NY. I'm guessing that contacting the insurance company will be the only way, or will the other states have records?

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Re: Traffic tickets for C&F disclosure

Postby kalvano » Thu Dec 27, 2012 6:13 pm

Why is this anonymous in the "Legal Employment" section?

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Re: Traffic tickets for C&F disclosure

Postby A. Nony Mouse » Thu Dec 27, 2012 6:16 pm

The other states should have records, then. Sorry, I guess the records are keyed to the state - as I said, mine were all in the license state so I wasn't sure. But you should just be able to request the record from the other states. (I would think you can contact your insurance company, too, but not all tickets actually affect your insurance in all states? My insurance never went up from my tickets, so am not sure my insurance knew anything about them.)

And there is a cutoff - your state C&F stuff should tell you that. I'm pretty sure my state's cutoff was 7 years and I think that's pretty usual - I've never heard of anywhere wanting 15 years ago (unless it was a felony or something, of course). One of the states I had a ticket in only keeps records for 5 years, and expunges anything earlier than that; I'm pretty sure I had a ticket in the 2 year gap but could tell you literally nothing about when it was, where, for what, for how much, so figured if the state couldn't tell me about it, it didn't exist!

(There is probably a better forum for this...)

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Re: Traffic tickets for C&F disclosure

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Dec 27, 2012 7:00 pm

Sorry, mods you can move this if you want. I'm a regular poster and didn't want my driving record to be outed, haha.

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Re: Traffic tickets for C&F disclosure

Postby Wholigan » Thu Dec 27, 2012 11:08 pm

Your insurance company probably won't have them if at the time you didn't live in the state you got the ticket in. They only order DMV reports from the state you are licensed in. (At least the insurance company I used to work for only did). Do you have access to your bank and credit card records to see when you paid them? That might not get you the exact dates, but I think if you report the month/year of the violation, it might be sufficient.

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Re: Traffic tickets for C&F disclosure

Postby newyorker88 » Thu Dec 27, 2012 11:27 pm

SBL wrote:Call your insurance company.

Also stop being a horrible driver.


Your insurance company only knows about things you did in the state you have your license in. So this is kind of useless in response to OP's question




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