4 years ago I recieved a ticket for driving a motorcycle without a helmet and following a move, misplaced the court notice. My absence before the judge increased the penalty, or so I thought. I recieved an updated notice and immediately rectified the situation. I paid a fee and the situation just ended. Interestingly I found out two months ago during a routine job screening that I had a misdemeanor for not showing up to court. The record said that I automatically pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor. Its wack, I know, to think that a traffic violation can have an infuence of my med school candidancy, but doesn't it sorta make me look irresponsible? How should I explain this in the misdemeanor section?