On all Service Academy applications there is a section for describing events where you broke the law, were fined, etc. Until this summer, I had done nothing to make me think twice about anwering "no" to this question. A few weeks ago, five of my friends and I were caught doing doing something where signs specifically forbade the activity we were engaging in. The sheriff deputy who talked to us gave us a single, but big, ticket for violating a county ordinance. So the ticket only went on one person's record (it did not happen to be mine) but we all split up the cost of the ticket. So, I am wondering if I should notify the academies of the incident. I know that it would be the honest thing to do, but I am wondering if it would create trouble and confusion since there is actually nothing on my legal record. Thanks!