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Landion's Comment
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I have one on my record too, from out of state that hasn't impacted my getting a job. As was previously suggested, be honest about it when asked. It'll look a lot worse if it does show up and you told them your mvr was clean.

Not sure about GA, but in Illinois if you go to court you can request court supervision. You pay a little more, but as long as you go a year without another one then it stays off your record.

MVR:

Motor Vehicle Record

An MVR is a report of your driving history, as reported from your state Department of Motor Vehicles. Information on this report may include Drivers License information, point history, violations, convictions, and license status on your driving record.

Chicon's Comment
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I would still fight it. The cop might not even show up. If you fight it, the court date will be months in the future, hopefully by then you will have secured a job. A ticket will only go on your record once you are convicted. If you keep fighting it, the conviction get's put off into the future, and as you said, even then if it is 14 mph or under, according to GA law, it will not show on your record. Were there other cars on the road when you got pulled over? Could it be that it was someone else's car that the cop radared? Good luck with this and your school. Even if this is the only ticket that shows on your record, you are still 'hireable'

Unfortunately,no there weren't any other cars, it'S not a busy road on the weekends at all, was shocked to see him there really. I agree I'm very straight forward and honest with people, but I just didn't know if this was a reason. I'm gonna call my recruiter Monday and let them know and go from there. I don't want to go to court because I will be in school. Thanks for your advice.

Stump's Comment
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I don't know if a lot of people know this but sometimes if you go to court on it ask the judge if you pay the ticket in full at once if he will keep it off your record or get a lawyer but I have talked to the judge and it was agreed if I paid in full he kept it off my record

Chicon's Comment
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I purchased a ticket to the California Highway Patrolman's Ball, about two years ago. He never said anything about it NOT going on my record.

Dave

Well, you just taught me something....I didn't know highway patrolmen, had balls...lol. thanks for your advice.

Rob H.'s Comment
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I'm a police officer in PA. Here, when someone is issued a citation it goes to the local magestrate. You don't get arraigned on a summary offense, such as a traffic citation. Arraignments are for misdemeanors and above. You will plead guilty or not guilty though. In my experience its common for deals to be made between you and the officer before the hearing. If it were me I would plead not guilty, show up to court and conference with the officer before the hearing. Explain your situation to him and ask that he change the citation to a non moving violation or just ask him to retract it. More times than not he will change it to something else. I usually will change it to "obedience to traffic control device". It's a catch all that has no points and won't be reported to insurance. It also won't look as bad as a speeding ticket. If you want any help for fighting let me know. Does it show on the citation how he timed your speed?

-Rob

Chicon's Comment
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I'm a police officer in PA. Here, when someone is issued a citation it goes to the local magestrate. You don't get arraigned on a summary offense, such as a traffic citation. Arraignments are for misdemeanors and above. You will plead guilty or not guilty though. In my experience its common for deals to be made between you and the officer before the hearing. If it were me I would plead not guilty, show up to court and conference with the officer before the hearing. Explain your situation to him and ask that he change the citation to a non moving violation or just ask him to retract it. More times than not he will change it to something else. I usually will change it to "obedience to traffic control device". It's a catch all that has no points and won't be reported to insurance. It also won't look as bad as a speeding ticket. If you want any help for fighting let me know. Does it show on the citation how he timed your speed?

-Rob

It says laser. I don't know if you read all the post between myself and others, but it says in Georgia, that it doesn't show on my mvr and is not reported to insurance. I'm confused, it just sounds like a money thing to me. I would and do appreciate in advice you have given and anymore you may have. I'm going to call my cousin who is a officer in the same county and see if he knows the officer and can talk to him.

MVR:

Motor Vehicle Record

An MVR is a report of your driving history, as reported from your state Department of Motor Vehicles. Information on this report may include Drivers License information, point history, violations, convictions, and license status on your driving record.

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