Police Record Check

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  1. Pasquinel

    Pasquinel Member

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    In the Appointment Packet is a form called a "police record check". I have a minor speeding ticket which is pending. Our family attorney feels that he will get the ticket dismissed for sundry good reasons. This forms requires the police to report to the USNA all violations, including charges of minor traffic violations, including their outcomes.

    The outcome for this ticket will come on February 15th. Should I write the USNA now and let them know of this pending speeding ticket.......or......should I let the outcome (possible dismissal) occur and then let "the entire picture-ticket with dismissal" get reported on this "police record check" form?

    I would think, based on our constitution, that one is still innocent until proven guilty.........that is why I am inclined to wait and report the entire "ticket/dismissal" story to the USNA.....

    Does this sound like a prudent approach?
     
  2. GoNavyMom

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    Hi,

    I believe you should wait for the final outcome as long as you will still be able to supply the background check by its due date.

    GoNavyMom
     
  3. bulldog31

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    Dont wait for anything to get reported and then questioned by any Academy. The Honor code is very important, and not supplying info is deemed dishonest to admissions. They will find out, and it should come from you first.
     
  4. Pasquinel

    Pasquinel Member

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    So you are suggesting reporting to the USNA a minor speeding ticket that I most likely will be found not guilty of and have dismissed in 2 weeks? I would like to wait and report that it was issued and dismissed......and then have the police record check coorboate this........sound like the correct approach...... one is really innocent until proven guility......
     
  5. bulldog31

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    I was in the same boat, and my ALO recommended to me to be TOTALLY HONEST because they will find out. I dont know the specific wording on your document but the AFA asks if you have ever RECEIVED a citation, even for a minor traffic violation. Yours seems to ask if you have ever been charged (which you have) and explain the outcome (found not guilty because...). Even my uncle who is a state trooper confirmed that any issued ticket is a discoverable public record. I never had an attorney, mine was excused at a court hearing so since your paying the guy hopefully he is giving you good advice and he understands how much you want to attend a SA.
     
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  6. Pasquinel

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    Bulldog......so you reported that you got the ticket immediately and then you subsequently reported the not guilty outcome?
     
  7. usna1985

    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    A speeding ticket is unlikely to impact your appointment. So I wouldn't be concerned about reporting it -- as in, I don't think it would hurt you to do so in an abundance of caution.
     
  8. bulldog31

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    Mine actually had finished the court before I even got the AFA document. Funny thing is I got my ticket on the way home from my DODMERB exam! So I answered yes to the question about receiving a citation and explained the outcome. Yes if you have time then wait for the final court hearing but like
    usna1985 says it wont hurt your chance of appointment for a speeding ticket so report it to be safe. Admissions will discover it when they do your background check so you have to be honest upfront.
     
  9. 1964BGO

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    I agree with USNA1985... wati for the outcome and do FULL disclosure of the incident. Failure to report the incident can be more damning than reporting it for what it is. BTW,
    when you get a copy of Reef Points you might look up sea lawyer for future reference.
     
  10. Pasquinel

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    thank you everyone all great advise :thumb:
     
  11. falconchic88

    falconchic88 Member

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    Never mind...
     
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    Don't know how I missed it, but I didn't know that check box also related to traffic tickets. I received a ticket for not stopping fully at a red light and for having too many kids in the car. I already have received my appointment and turned in my Police Report. Should I contact the Academy? I'm sure this will show up on my police report. What should I do?
     
  13. Memphis9489

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    If they rejected applicants for minor speeding violations, there would be nobody at the academy at all. We have to get our fighter pilots from somewhere. Maybe it will work in your favor at service selection? :)

    "Tower, this is Ghost Rider requesting a flyby."

    "That's a negative, Ghost Rider, the pattern is full."
     
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