Help! Got fined $74 for forgetting fishing license! (ROTC)

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  1. rayrotc

    rayrotc Member

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    Would a $74 fine for forgetting my fishing license affect my chances of getting an ROTC scholarship or going to a military school? I need to know fast! Would it be on some record or would it count as a lot?

    I'm currently 17 years old and a Junior in High School with the intention of applying to Service Academies and ROTC
     
  2. USN16x

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    No
     
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  3. rayrotc

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    Thank you! Hope you're right lol :)
     
  4. Oldsalt

    Oldsalt 5-Year Member

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    No.
     
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  5. FMHS-79

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    I don't recall any of the application forms ever asking about this type of offense but, if one does, don't lie about it - just state the facts of the offense and move on. Please don't lose any sleep about this.

    Thank you for your interest in service. Good luck.
     
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  6. sheriff3

    sheriff3 5-Year Member

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    Non issue, you will be fine. Be due to disclose.
     
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  7. AROTC-dad

    AROTC-dad Moderator

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    Just be transparent and stay out of further trouble.

    If this is all you have done, you should be fine.
     
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  8. ProudDad17

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    Agree with the others. This will not be an issue. No one expects you to be perfect. This would be similar to an applicant who had one speeding ticket. Not a big deal; but if you had three speeding tickets, it would raise some concerns.
     
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  9. AJC

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    My son in AROTC went to report speeding tickets (2 on the SAME trip back to school) and was told he did not have to report if the fines were under $300.
     
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  10. ProudDad17

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    This was just an analogy. OP was asking if getting one ticket for not having his fishing license would affect his chances of receiving a scholarship or getting into a military school. Point was that this is a minor incident that would not affect his chances. A pattern of repeated similar mistakes could hurt him.
     
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  11. rayrotc

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    Thanks!
     
  12. rayrotc

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    Thank you
     
  13. MohawkArmyROTC

    MohawkArmyROTC Recruiting Operations Officer

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    If the fine is less than $250, then you you are good to go.
     
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  14. MohawkArmyROTC

    MohawkArmyROTC Recruiting Operations Officer

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    If the fine is over $250 he has to report it and he will need a waiver.
     
  15. rayrotc

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    It's $74 so I should be fine
     
  16. AJC

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    It was $217
     
  17. MohawkArmyROTC

    MohawkArmyROTC Recruiting Operations Officer

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    He's good then. Just that the $300 threshold is incorrect.
     
  18. rayrotc

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    It was $74.......