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- Sep 30, 2008
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I would just disclose now. Better that it comes from you than from some other source, and I think when you explain it here it comes across favorably. Probably would only bother telling places where you're accepted but not WLsHello! Thank you for answering my question in advance.
Here is my story: I was recently pulled over (in March 2021) for reckless driving in my state (VA) in the early morning where there was no car around (I have a clean record, and in this incident, there was no accident/no DUI, just plain excessive speeding), and it was an honest mistake--I had no idea I was going at the speed I was going at and complied with/apologized to the trooper who pulled me over who gave me a ticket for reckless driving which is considered a misdemeanor in VA. After going to the court few days ago, they decided to continue the case in early July after I complete a driver's improvement course and community service hours. My lawyer and the prosecutor/trooper came to a consensus that after the completion of the course/community service, my case will be reduced to a normal speeding case.
My first question is when should I report this to the school I was accepted at/schools I have been WL'd at? I want to be as transparent/honest as possible, but was not sure if I should disclose it now or disclose it after the judge gives a decision on my case.
My second question is how much will this affect my future? Would I have my acceptance rescinded because of this? Would this impact my residency matching/employment after residency as well? Has there been a case similar to mine previously, and if so, what was the outcome for them?
Anything is theoretically possible, but I would be surprised if anyone would rescind your acceptance over this, and if it's reduced to a regular speeding ticket I can't imagine it will impact your future going forward.