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I am preparing to fill N-400. in 2010, i lived in Louisiana and when traveled to Texas and got 1 speeding tickets. After that i called them and paid it in full. Now, i need to find the information of that ticket to fill in the form. But i dont remember exactly in what city and county i got that ticket . I have tried to call to different cities: houston, dallas, san antonio, austin and their counties in order to ask if they still have record of my ticket but  they couldn't find it. Could you please tell me what should i write in the N400 form Or i should just ignore it?

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Contact the DMV in Louisiana and ask for an "Abstract" of your driving record. It should be listed on that presumably:

 

https://dps.expresslane.org/officialdrivingrecord

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1 hour ago, caiban1234 said:

I am preparing to fill N-400. in 2010, i lived in Louisiana and when traveled to Texas and got 1 speeding tickets. After that i called them and paid it in full. Now, i need to find the information of that ticket to fill in the form. But i dont remember exactly in what city and county i got that ticket . I have tried to call to different cities: houston, dallas, san antonio, austin and their counties in order to ask if they still have record of my ticket but  they couldn't find it. Could you please tell me what should i write in the N400 form Or i should just ignore it?

Just to add on what rocklobstermass mentioned, contact LA dmv and tell them you had a ticket once in LA. They will tell you which county/court you paid the fine to. Then contact that court to get a certified letter saying that you paid the fine in full. I did it with Ohio BMV with my ticket in 2012 which I had no idea or info in 2018 and was able to get a certified letter. I don't know if the court maintain records from 2010. The law only requires them to maintain records for certain number of years...

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I think over the course of times I've lived here I've had about 4-5 speeding tickets, and a couple of reckless driving tickets from accidents (I'm obviously not a great driver) but at my N400 interview yesterday the officer didn't ask about them at all. Like NOTHING. I did have all the info with me showing they were paid etc. I don't know if its common for them to ask or not.....?

 

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You don't need to mention the speeding ticket. A speeding ticket is not a crime, it is an infraction. Not necessary to mention it in the N-400 form. They do not want you to list traffic tickets. Again, traffic tickets are not "offenses" or "crimes" concerning the N-400 form.

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2 hours ago, WandY said:

You don't need to mention the speeding ticket. A speeding ticket is not a crime, it is an infraction. Not necessary to mention it in the N-400 form. They do not want you to list traffic tickets. Again, traffic tickets are not "offenses" or "crimes" concerning the N-400 form.

Wrong. Traffic ticket is a citation and you have to mention it in your N400 as there is a question of whether an applicant has ever been cited. They will ask for documentation only if the fine is above $500 for any ticket!

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29 minutes ago, love_my_wife said:

Wrong. Traffic ticket is a citation and you have to mention it in your N400 as there is a question of whether an applicant has ever been cited. They will ask for documentation only if the fine is above $500 for any ticket!

This is such a disputed interpretation. I read you only need to say yes if drugs or alcohol were involved......

I feel like with my driving history, and how I’m sure they do a search when checking your case, there is no way they wouldn’t know I had tickets. They specifically asked that question during interview and I said no. Not trying to hide anything but because my personal interpretation again with everything I’ve read said only if it was only if it was drugs or alcohol related. I could be wrong but I was just approved.

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The OP appears to have received the ticket in Texas.


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16 hours ago, love_my_wife said:

Wrong. Traffic ticket is a citation and you have to mention it in your N400 as there is a question of whether an applicant has ever been cited. They will ask for documentation only if the fine is above $500 for any ticket!

No, you're wrong. If you bother to read the actual N-400 form, you will understand that it is not asking for infractions. Please read the form, or maybe you should ask an immigration official. Speeding tickets are almost always at the municipal level and count as infractions. If the fine was paid via the mail, it's an infraction. If a court appearance was warranted, then it might have risen to the level of a more serious "citation," such as a misdemeanor. You think the word "citation" means something beyond what it means. It doesn't. Which law school did you go to?

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On 3/19/2019 at 3:23 PM, love_my_wife said:

A dmv and tell them you had a ticket once in LA. They will tell you which county/court you paid the fine to. Then contact that court to get a certified letter saying that you paid the fine in full. I did it with Ohio BMV with my ticket in 2012 which I had no idea or info in 2018 and was able to get a cer

I got Ticket in Texas not Louisiana. I called to all possible courts and cities and counties in Texas but not able to find out.

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4 minutes ago, caiban1234 said:

I got Ticket in Texas not Louisiana. I called to all possible courts and cities and counties in Texas but not able to find out.

Ok, get your driving record and also contact texas DPS to find if they have any info!

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3 hours ago, WandY said:

No, you're wrong. If you bother to read the actual N-400 form, you will understand that it is not asking for infractions. Please read the form, or maybe you should ask an immigration official. Speeding tickets are almost always at the municipal level and count as infractions. If the fine was paid via the mail, it's an infraction. If a court appearance was warranted, then it might have risen to the level of a more serious "citation," such as a misdemeanor. You think the word "citation" means something beyond what it means. It doesn't. Which law school did you go to?

Thank you for educating me.

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