Disclosing traffic violation in another country?

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Disclosing traffic violation in another country?

Post by lexcls » Tue Jun 09, 2020 12:42 am

Hi guys, I have a question about disclosing a traffic violation issue.
Some schools that I wish to apply to ask about violation of any law except minor parking violations, so assuming that I do disclose my incident where I got pulled over by a cop and had to pay some fine of appx. $35, should I disclose this even if this was in another country? The school asks to submit a copy of police records and I do have the record of it (which will be expunged next year - they're only keeping it for 5 years), but it's in another language and there's no English translation provided.

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Re: Disclosing traffic violation in another country?

Post by cavalier1138 » Tue Jun 09, 2020 6:07 am

I would err on the side of disclosure. Just include the foreign-language records and provide your own brief summary of what the ticket was for.

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Re: Disclosing traffic violation in another country?

Post by lexcls » Tue Jun 09, 2020 7:24 am

cavalier1138 wrote:
Tue Jun 09, 2020 6:07 am
I would err on the side of disclosure. Just include the foreign-language records and provide your own brief summary of what the ticket was for.
Will 2-3 sentences suffice? I genuinely don't remember the details and cannot really go in-depth other than to say that it happened on xx month of yy year, was a traffic violation, paid the fine.

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Re: Disclosing traffic violation in another country?

Post by cavalier1138 » Tue Jun 09, 2020 8:48 am

lexcls wrote:
Tue Jun 09, 2020 7:24 am
cavalier1138 wrote:
Tue Jun 09, 2020 6:07 am
I would err on the side of disclosure. Just include the foreign-language records and provide your own brief summary of what the ticket was for.
Will 2-3 sentences suffice? I genuinely don't remember the details and cannot really go in-depth other than to say that it happened on xx month of yy year, was a traffic violation, paid the fine.
Yes, but especially because it's a foreign language ticket, you should actually specify the kind of violation. Otherwise, the adcomm will be free to wonder if [Insert Country Here] issues $35 tickets for DUIs.

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Re: Disclosing traffic violation in another country?

Post by The Lsat Airbender » Tue Jun 09, 2020 11:17 am

cavalier1138 wrote:
Tue Jun 09, 2020 8:48 am
lexcls wrote:
Tue Jun 09, 2020 7:24 am
cavalier1138 wrote:
Tue Jun 09, 2020 6:07 am
I would err on the side of disclosure. Just include the foreign-language records and provide your own brief summary of what the ticket was for.
Will 2-3 sentences suffice? I genuinely don't remember the details and cannot really go in-depth other than to say that it happened on xx month of yy year, was a traffic violation, paid the fine.
Yes, but especially because it's a foreign language ticket, you should actually specify the kind of violation. Otherwise, the adcomm will be free to wonder if [Insert Country Here] issues $35 tickets for DUIs.
*Italian cop writes ticket, hands it to you*

"penalità/sanzione de €30 per guidare bevendo vino di bassa qualità"

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Re: Disclosing traffic violation in another country?

Post by decimalsanddollars » Tue Jun 09, 2020 2:04 pm

The Lsat Airbender wrote:
Tue Jun 09, 2020 11:17 am
*Italian cop writes ticket, hands it to you*

"penalità/sanzione de €30 per guidare bevendo vino di bassa qualità"
Lollll this is great

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Re: Disclosing traffic violation in another country?

Post by Pneumonia » Tue Jun 09, 2020 2:10 pm

“I received a driving citation in X country on Y date for Z offense. The fine was approximately $35. I paid the fine and have not received any other citations. I have included a copy of the citation with my application.”

I agree you should disclose, but the above is more than sufficient (unless the citation was DUI or something more serious).

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Re: Disclosing traffic violation in another country?

Post by cavalier1138 » Tue Jun 09, 2020 2:34 pm

decimalsanddollars wrote:
Tue Jun 09, 2020 2:04 pm
The Lsat Airbender wrote:
Tue Jun 09, 2020 11:17 am
*Italian cop writes ticket, hands it to you*

"penalità/sanzione de €30 per guidare bevendo vino di bassa qualità"
Lollll this is great
I was going to go with "guidando con troppa prudenza."

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