Required to report traffic ticket after Appointment?

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  1. jenmarshall1974

    jenmarshall1974 Member

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    My son got a traffic ticket last week for not coming to a complete stop at stop sign. Easily can & will get it reduced to non-moving violation (off driving record). Is he required to report this? He has Appointment.
     
  2. MMA19kid

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    No...not required to report it. Nobody really cares about that stuff unless he gets a DUI or something serious.
     
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    Agree with MMA19kid, However, something your DS should be aware of... the military is not interested in what the reduced charge was but only in the original charge, so getting a more serious charge reduced in the future would not be any help. Tell him to keep his nose clean.
     
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    ROTC documents said to not report any minor traffic offense with a fine less than $249.
     
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    Thank you! Do you think the answer is the same for USNA? He hasn't gotten a rejection from there yet. I told him he needs to read through what he agreed to report to both. I know it said he had an ongoing duty to report X at each. And, yeah, I will be more like YELLING at him to keep his nose clean. He already reported a speeding violation on his apps. :/
     
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  6. Usnavy2019

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    It should be reported to USNA. They want to know about any and all violations of the law (including minor and major traffic violations). Would a missed stop sign cost an applicant an appointment? Probably not. There are people every year who get in with tickets. If tickets barred you for entry, a clean driving record would be an eligibility requirement.
     
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    Thanks. Do we need to report immediately or after guilty plea/fine paid? Right now it's just an allegation. I told my son he needs to carefully read what he agreed to report.
     
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    The instructions your DS will read will probably specify the types of violations that need to be reported. If it is solely an allegation at the moment, I would wait until there is an outcome and I would report both the charge and the outcome. Even if it was dismissed, say that you received a citation for X and after review, it was dismissed.
     
  9. MMA19kid

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    Cool down, I can assure you that the government/military does not care about your son's traffic history. My old roommate reported to them that he had used illegal drugs in the past. Was appointed regardless.
     
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  10. SemperFi0802

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    No need to report minor traffic issues. At the time that you submitted your application, it was correct, if you were truthful. At some point in the future, if accepted, a SA may ask you to update your information - for example when you apply for security clearance, however at this time you have nothing to report. Do not answer questions that you are not asked. When asked a question, answer it truthfully to the best of your ability.
     
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    But after an appointment is offered, a police check is required. Didn't we sign a form stating we would update any changes to medical, academic, and other issues after that submission? Wouldn't that mean a driving violation?
     
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    This advice applies to over half the questions I see on these forums. Read and heed people!!!
     
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    It was my understanding he agreed to ongoing reporting of any legal charges. But I've told him he needs to read exactly what he agreed to & comply with that & nothing more.
     

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