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    drywall88
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    So most of the applications have a question along the lines of “have you ever been convicted of a crime (excluding minor traffic violations)”. I received a ticket for reckless driving a year or two ago (for speeding 20+ over the limit). I’m inclined to believe that this isn’t the sort of thing they’re looking for, but I don’t know that that necessarily counts as a ‘minor’ traffic violation. Many applications say you should “err on the side of caution” and say ‘yes’ if you’re not sure, but I’m really not sure I want to take the chance of flagging myself in that way. What do you think?

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    rpost
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    Thank you for your inquiry. The advice you read is correct. You should err on the side of caution. Simply include a brief statement with your application explaining the violation. The statement should address the ticket and the consequences- nothing more. In your case, I would not worry about your application being ‘flagged’.

    Best of luck,
    Renee

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