Ticket but Not on Record If Cleared

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  1. GoNavy23!

    GoNavy23! Member

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    I was pulled over today for a broken headlight and was let go with a warning. However, I was also issued a ticket (no fine) for no proof of insurance in hand at the time, but the officer told me to take a picture of my insurance and email it to a given address, which I will do tomorrow morning. He told me that once I do this, the ticket will be cleared off my record and that it’ll be like it never happened. Do I need to report this small incident to admissions? I don’t know if i should because it’s such a small incident that will be erased as soon as i resolve it, but then again, it IS a ticket (and my first ever). I have received an LOA and nomination and am just waiting on the appointment.

    Thank you.
     
  2. MtJo

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    Take it for what its worth..its a warning. If you prove you have insurance and do as asked about sending in the proof--It is just a warning. Take heed, fix the headlight pronto. Next time it will not be a warning. I would think you wouldn't need to report.
     
  3. GoNavy23!

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    I also forgot to mention that I have ordered headlights a couple days ago and told this to the officer who was very understanding. Thank you for the advice.
     
  4. brovol

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    It's not just a warning, as he gave you the civil infraction ticket, but it is an infraction which can be satisfied by proof of valid insurance. You still committed the infraction by not having it with you. I don't know the exact ramifications for every state, but my strong suspicion is that if you get the penalties waived by presenting the proof of insurance the infraction will not be abstraced to your driving record.

    Probably it won't need to be reported. May want to ask your BGO. Not a big deal offense regardless.
     
  5. Soldiergriz

    Soldiergriz Husband, Dad, Soldier

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    My son received a ticket last year - his first infraction. He paid a small fine, completed an online course, and the ticket was removed from his record. He sent a note to his admissions counselor explaining all of it, and never heard back. Today - he will March On at Army-Navy game.

    Seems it was no big deal...
     
  6. Old Navy BGO

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    Is there anything in your Admissions application that addresses the duty to update your record ? If not, no need to report. Assuming you get an Offer of Appointment, you will receive a Permission to Report package next spring, and I believe it has a local police report question or something....if so, READ the question carefully, and Answer the Question truthfully. I've had to fill out forms asking about law enforcement involvement many times over the years , ranging from USNA Admissions, Security Clearances, Bar Admissions and other professional licensing. They are all worded differently, but most exclude minor traffic infractions.

    The one thing you should do however is follow up and get something in writing that the ticket is formally dismissed. The verbal statement from the police officer isn't going to be much help if somehow the ticket gets entered into the system, and later search shows it as unsatisfied. This turns a minor infraction to something more serious. I don't know how OP jurisdiction works, but would encourage you to follow up with the police officer /clerk of court and make sure there is nothing on record in your name when this is resolved.
     
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  7. GoNavy23!

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    I received this email from my local municipal court today. I will call the number given in the email later today and double check to make sure there is nothing on my record. I’m assuming from this email that the infraction has been cleared and I won’t have to report any violations to admissions. Thank you.
     

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