littlejuan

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55. Have you ever been convicted of, or pled guilty or nolo contendere to ANY offense in the United States, its territories, or a foreign country?

This includes every citation, infraction, misdemeanor and/or felony, including traffic violations. Convictions that were adjudicated in the juvenile court or convictions under California Health and Safety Code sections 11357(b), (c), (d), (e), or section 11360 (b) which are two years or older should NOT be reported. Convictions that were later expunged from the record of the court or set aside pursuant to section 1203.4 of the California Penal Code or equivalent non-California law MUST be disclosed.
Am I reading this correctly, do they want to know about every single traffic citation, etc? I have had a few throughout the years but I do not have those records anymore.

Has anyone else been through this process? California seems way more stringent compared to other states.
 
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Am I reading this correctly, do they want to know about every single traffic citation, etc? I have had a few throughout the years but I do not have those records anymore.

Has anyone else been through this process? California seems way more stringent compared to other states.
Yeah they do want them all. When I got my license 2 years ago we had a representative from the board come in and talk with us... Basically for things like speeding tickets he said they just want to know it was resolved in some way. I guessed the best I could on the dates and listed something like "Speeding ticket, 5/5/2005, paid fine, resolved" or "speeding ticket, 5/5/2005, traffic school, resolved".
 
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Do they also make you list every time you forgot to recycle? Joking aside, I think that listing approximate dates and stating that it is resolved is the best you can do. I've never heard of anyone being denied a license to practice medicine because of speeding tickets.
 
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Man, thats crazy. So I just upload a file at the end with the list? Seems a little excessive. My previous state license didn't ask for this, haha.

Is it a huge deal if I miss one? I think I had a ticket between high school and medical school but I honestly do not remember. I've been driving for almost 20 years. :/
 
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Raryn

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To be honest, I had a few traffic violations but I couldn't remember dates or specific charges. I left it blank and got my CA license with no problem. That said, probably a dumb thing on my part, but it worked out all right in the end.
 
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Anyone else have any experience with these? Any positive or negative experiences? I'm also planning on doing what was recommended earlier by IBIRISH which was to write something like "Speeding ticket, 5/5/2005, paid fine, resolved" or "speeding ticket, 5/5/2005, traffic school, resolved." and hopefully that's adequate for them.
 

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What about parking tickets? I got one in med school, but honestly I don't even remember the date it happened. Seems ridiculous that anyone would care.
 
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