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Yes I know I have to list them, which I will be doing.

 

Per the instructions 

Note: You must submit documentation of traffic incidents if:

(1) The incident involved alcohol or drugs;

(2) The incident led to an arrest; or

(3) The incident seriously injured another person.

You do not need to submit documentation for traffic fines or incidents that did not involve an arrest or did not involve drugs or alcohol, if the only penalty was a fine of less than $500 or points on your driving record.

 

Ok so I have a total of 7 from when I was younger. Mostly for no DL since I was undocumented and  they knew I didn't have a DL once I got pulled over the first time so they would see me and pull me over, I know no excuse, and did stop driving for a long time and just got rides, but I had to do what I had to do, work school, ect. And most recent one was in 2014, I had DACA at the time but AZ did not let DACA get DL back then. I became a PR in 2015 and finally got my DL. I have not had any other tickets since the last one in 2014 so none during being PR. I have got the certified court /police documents.Each one has been paid, and each one was a fine of less than $500, but by the wording, (if the ONLY penalty was a fine of less than $500) do they mean, less $500 for each one or do they mean all? Because for each one the penalty was a fine of less than $500. But combined all, no, they would be more.

 

And one was for Open Container right after turning 21, now 30, so it happened a long time ago. No arrest just got a ticket, so not a DUI/DWI, I was not driving, I was a passenger. Police report states that I was a passenger and was given a CITATION for Open Container in a motor vehicle. My fine was less than $500 but it did involve alcohol so I'm thinking that's the only one I will have to send documents for with the application? So should I be worried that that is a lot of traffic citations and of the Open Container? Yes I did get a lawyer and  sent him copies by email but still waiting to hear back so was just wondering what peoples experience with maybe something similar here.

 

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Through VAWA, which is allowed to file in 3 years, and 90 days before 3 yr anniversary, so trying to get everything together so can send it in as soon as I can, which for me would be the middle of Oct. 

 

Any help on info or answering my questions would be great.

 

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On 9/21/2017 at 4:12 PM, carguy87 said:

Each one has been paid, and each one was a fine of less than $500, but by the wording, (if the ONLY penalty was a fine of less than $500) do they mean, less $500 for each one or do they mean all?

Less $500 for each one.  

 

On 9/21/2017 at 4:12 PM, carguy87 said:

And one was for Open Container right after turning 21, now 30, so it happened a long time ago. No arrest just got a ticket, so not a DUI/DWI, I was not driving, I was a passenger. Police report states that I was a passenger and was given a CITATION for Open Container in a motor vehicle. My fine was less than $500 but it did involve alcohol so I'm thinking that's the only one I will have to send documents for with the application?

Yes.  Btw, receiving a citation IS a form of arrest.  You will need to submit a copy of the arrest report (police report), as well as any court-certified documents if you were given a desk-ticket to appear before a judge.

 

On 9/21/2017 at 4:12 PM, carguy87 said:

So should I be worried that that is a lot of traffic citations and of the Open Container?

Collectively it can show a continuous disregard for US laws.

 

Going forward, secure documentation proving all of your fines have been paid in full, as it may be asked for during your interview (some IOs want proof of fines paid for traffic violations in the past).  You may also want to get a driving record from the DMV as well to bring too.


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