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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?


    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,


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