Speeding ticket abroad - bar implications?

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Speeding ticket abroad - bar implications?

Postby everything_bagel » Fri Mar 13, 2015 10:21 am

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Re: Speeding ticket abroad - bar implications?

Postby BVest » Fri Mar 13, 2015 11:09 am

Wait, so you're trying to figure out whether to pay it or not?

Rather than taking a 50 state survey of bar admissions, why not just look up the C&F questions from the state(s) you intend to practice in.

Texas is:
Have you ever been convicted of an offense, placed on probation, or granted deferred adjudication
or any type of pretrial diversion? You must report any such offenses involving alcohol or drugs.
You must report any failure to appear conviction resulting from any offense. You must report any
conviction for failure to maintain financial responsibility (legally required auto insurance). You
may exclude only Class C misdemeanor traffic violations.


While a 5/km over would be a class C in Texas, failing to pay it or otherwise deal with it would likely result in a failure to appear conviction.

Just go with your instincts and pay the ticket. There are literally no state bars that will give a crap about a minor speeding ticket. There may be some that care about failure to appear, even in a foreign country (no matter how slim the chances that they would ever find out).

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Re: Speeding ticket abroad - bar implications?

Postby JohannDeMann » Fri Mar 13, 2015 11:13 am

man y'all are paranoid. no need to tell the state bar. they have 0 way of finding out.

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Re: Speeding ticket abroad - bar implications?

Postby hartfordhockaloogies » Fri Mar 13, 2015 1:47 pm

JohannDeMann wrote:man y'all are paranoid. no need to tell the state bar. they have 0 way of finding out.




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