7+ Year Member
- Oct 27, 2013
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I have submitted my primary application and all of my secondary applications by now. In the section where it asked me if I ever committed a criminal offense I put "no" for all of them. However, I totally forgot and just remembered that I got a speeding ticket in Iowa last summer for going 5 mph over the limit. I am trying to get a clear answer online as to what a speeding ticket in Iowa means. Some sites say it is a "small misdemeanor" and others say that you don't get any points on your record if it is under 5 mph. I am not sure what to do. Do I contact all of my schools and tell them, explaining that I forgot? Do I bring it up during an interview/ if they offer me acceptance? Or, do I just forget about it because its simply a traffic ticket and it did not come up on a background check I quickly ran on myself? I know this sounds crazy but I don't want this to affect my me.
Thank you so much for your help!
Unless I have a misunderstanding of traffic laws, a speeding ticket isn't a criminal offense. Would be different if you were ticketed for say reckless driving or something.
Just get the ticket taken care of.