When you get pulled over for a moving violation, you may wonder what is going to happen to your driving record. Is it something that prospective employers can see? If you decide to fight a traffic ticket, either by taking it to court yourself or hiring an attorney, the citation will not appear on your driving record until the case is closed.
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 you are applying for jobs where your future employer is checking your driving record, you will want to make sure there is nothing on your record that could prevent you from getting the job. Paying a traffic citation admits guilt and will not only add points to your license but appears as a conviction on your driving record.
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 traffic offenses such as DUI, Reckless Driving, and Leaving the Scene of an Accident.
By hiring an experienced Central Florida traffic ticket attorney, you can avoid having a guilty conviction on your Florida driving record. If the ticket is dismissed in court, not only will you get no points on your license, but the ticket will not show up on your record at all. If the attorney gets a withhold of adjudication in court, the ticket will appear on your record, however, it will say adjudication withheld, so prospective employers will know there was no conviction.
Call Central Florida traffic ticket lawyer Brandon Gans now for a free consultation.