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I am filling form n400 and have a question.
Here is my situation: I have traffic violation. All of them are misdemeanor (NO DUI or any thing serious). I have traffic tickets and parking ticket and i paid them all in full. There is one traffic ticket: i drove on wrong lane and didn't carry car insurance. For this one, i went to court and i admitted that was my fault to drove on wrong lane and showed my valid car insurance. Luckily Judge didn't charge me anything and let me go.


For part 12: Additional Information About You. Question 22 to 27. i confuse the term "crime". Is traffic violation one kind of crime?

Here is my answer for questions. Please let me know if i am correct:

22: Have you EVER committed, assisted in committing, or attempted to commit, a crime or offense for which you were NOT arrested?
--> My answer: YES. Cause i got traffic ticket and not get arrested

23: Have you EVER been arrested, cited, or detained by any law enforcement officer (including any immigration official or any official of the U.S. armed forces) for any reason?
---> My Answer: YES. I got cited for traffic violation

24: Have you EVER been charged with committing, attempting to commit, or assisting in committing a crime or offense?
---> My Answer: YES. I got charged for some traffic tickets and paid them in full.

25: Have you EVER been convicted of a crime or offense?
---> My Answer: YES. I assume traffic violation is one kind of crime. Even thought they are misdemeanor

26: Have you EVER been placed in an alternative sentencing or a rehabilitative program (for example, diversion, deferred prosecution, withheld adjudication, deferred adjudication)?
---> My Answer: NO . I am not sure about this answer

27: A Have you EVER received a suspended sentence, been placed on probation, or been paroled?
---> My Answer: NO


Please let me know if any of my answer is wrong.

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I had a traffic violation from 2010. I didn't note it on my application because I honestly forgot it and didn't realize it was considered a "citation".  I only thought about it after reading through some of these topics and realized traffic tickets are citations. I went and found court records online of the offense and that I paid the ticket. 


I just had my interview last week and brought the court documents with me showing I paid. The office just took my copy and updated my application and told me I didn't have to mention it because it was less than $500 but she will take the info and update my application. 

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Posted (edited)

I would only answer "Yes" to # 23. 

Agree. A traffic citation is typically known as an infraction - not a crime. Don't sweat it.


So you mean Yes to question 23. And NO to all other questions?

Edited by caiban1234

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