Speeding ticket

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  1. Flying_duck

    Flying_duck Member

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    So I was recently awarded a 3 year scholarship through AROTC. Unfortunately over the summer I got a $530 speeding ticket for going 99 in a 55 (I know I'm stupid). My lawyer was able to get the prosecution to drop all charges and points that would have been on my license.

    My question is can it still be a problem? Could it jeopardize my scholarship? I live in MD if it helps

    I completely forgot about reporting it during the application process, it happened between the summer of my junior and senior year. The case was dismissed at court.
     
  2. k2rider

    k2rider Member

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    At this point, I wouldn't worry about it. Besides, if you weren't convicted and everything was dismissed, it more or less never happened. It shouldn't be on your record at all based on what you have stated above. But you are right, doing 99 in todays world isn't very bright. One little mistake that causes injury or worse to someone and you just may find yourself in prison.
     
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  3. Flying_duck

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    My lawyer got the prosecutor to dismiss the case at the hearing, is there anyone I can call to verify that it won't impact me?
     
  4. Maplerock

    Maplerock Proud to be an American

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    The thing that might stand out to admissions is that you didn't even make it to 100.
     
  5. sheriff3

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    Duck, go to the local department of motor vehicles and get a copy of you motor vehicle record. That will be the document you will find driving infractions on. If its clear than you are good to go. As father I would tell you to slow down... in six months after you regained your driving privileges... As a retired law enforcement officer I would say you are incredibly lucky you were not booked into jail for careless/reckless driving. If you are 17 years old and doing 99 MPH you are not driving a car you are aiming it at a point and hoping for the best. Sorry for the tongue lashing but seriously 99MPH!!!!
     
  6. Flying_duck

    Flying_duck Member

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    I know I know, I really don't have an excuse for it
     
  7. 5Day

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    Dropped all Charges? Wow, how did they do that. Usually it gets plead down to a lesser charge, but usually something. I just find it hard to believe that all charges were dropped.
     
  8. Flying_duck

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    I had a really good lawyer
     
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  9. Jcleppe

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    Just make sure that when you fill out your Security Clearance you don't fail to mention this, it won't have an impact unless you try and hide it.

    Oh....and SLOW DOWN!!!!
     
  10. ktnatalk

    ktnatalk Sailor. Shipmate. Parent.

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    You hired the same lawyer as the "affluenza teen" in Texas did?

    Like Sheriff and Jcleppe said, slow down!
     
  11. Sled

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    When cadre briefed us they told us that everything had to be discussed even if it was before contracting or enrolling in ROTC. The way I see it is that if your name would be on any document relating to the case that you should at least talk to cadre about it so they can make note of it and protect you. The most they will do is make a small note of it and put it in your cadet file. What happens when you go to fill out your security clearance and then they find this somewhere? Even if you disclose it then it's going to be news to everyone ROTC related. ...OR....What if on your scholarship paperwork you signed off that it is all correct and you have had no involvement with the law and they find this? At the end of the day it's better to be honest now and tell them you forgot about it.
     
  12. ktnatalk

    ktnatalk Sailor. Shipmate. Parent.

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    Agree with Sled. That said, they always need someone to hand out basketballs at the gym, and they like giving those jobs to those on clearance hold - this one happens to be a 2LT!
     
  13. EDelahanty

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    Save it for when you're stationed in Germany. Some parts of the Autobahn have no speed limit. Who paid for the lawyer?

     
  14. Wingman789

    Wingman789 AS300 - AFROTC

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    Report it. Like everyone else said up there, if you don't disclose everything now and they find out you will get investigated for disenrollment later. I had a on the beach past dusk ticket and disclosed it, it wasn't a problem and a speeding ticket shouldn't be too much of one either as far as they're concerned.
     

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