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Interview is in 5 days and I don't remember the details of my traffic citations

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I have had about 5 parking tickets, and 2 other minor tickets ( expired registration and driving with one head light out) during the past 10 years. When I sent in my N-400, I answered NO to the question "Have you ever been arrested, cited, or detained by law enforcement officer for any reason?"  At the interview, I plan on informing the IO that i would like to correct my answer and say YES as i had traffic citations. The problem is that I don't remember exactly when, where and how many of these citations I received. I know for sure that I paid for all of them but I dont have the details of the citations or the proof that they were paid. I plan on going to the DMV office to order a copy of my driving record but I don't think i will have the record in hand before the interview (I am in NJ and they mail it to you in 7 business days ). How do you suggest I should handle this situation during the interview? Would it be a problem that I don't remember the details of the citations and that i don't have any proof that it was all paid. Each citation was under $500. Please help me, Thanks.  

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We printed off my husbands driving record from the DMV but it is clean, and he has had several speeding tickets. We’re also having trouble finding out how to get ahold of citation records since he doesn’t remember which police dept issued the tickets (sheriff, state patrol, city police) 


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If a driving record is clean, check for a criminal record.  Some speeding tickets are civil infractions and others are criminal.   I had no idea I had a criminal record until I did a MyLife background check on myself and it popped up with a criminal speeding ticket from 18 years ago.  Things drop off a driving record after some time, but if the citation was criminal, they stick for life :oops:

 

Call the local courthouse.   Our local one offered to print out a criminal record (showing none) for my husband as proof he had paid his citation.    I'd recommend MyLife as last resort since whether something pops up or not is a crapshoot.

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