Will My Florida Traffic Ticket Appear on My Criminal Record?
When you are pulled over for a moving violation, you may wonder if the ticket will appear on your criminal record and affect future employment opportunities. As many moving violations are not criminal offenses, they will not appear when employers run a criminal background check.
For non-criminal traffic tickets, you are not required to appear in court unless you are planning to contest the violation or receive a court-mandatory ticket such as speeding 30+ mph over the speed limit. Some employers, however, will check your driving record if the position is driving-related.
If an employer is doing a driving record check for a driving-related position, they can see major and minor traffic violations, usually from the past seven years. Criminal history records won’t show if you receive a ticket for speeding but will show any violations that are criminal offenses such as DUI, Reckless Driving, and Leaving the Scene of an Accident.
If you are convicted of knowingly driving on a suspended, revoked, or canceled license, it will show up on your criminal record for potential employers to see.
Many people choose to hire an experienced Central Florida traffic ticket attorney to fight the ticket and avoid the points on their driving record. If the ticket is dismissed by the attorney, potential employers will not be able to see the ticket on the driving record.