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Q: I got the speeding ticket while I was travelling to school in Arlington, TX . Later I forgot to pay the fine and one day

I got the speeding ticket while I was travelling to school in Arlington, TX . Later I forgot to pay the fine and one day I got the speeding ticket while I was travelling to school in Arlington, TX . Later I forgot to pay the fine and one day I got a warrant in my name that was issued by the court. I immediately paid all the fine including late fees and everything online. Right after paying, I went to the court to check the status, the clerk confirmed that the case was all cleared and nothing to worry about. I even called court few times after that to double confirm.

Now my question is, I'm starting a new job and I am worried that if this comes anywhere in my background check and will it cause any trouble in my employment?

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Brian Foley
Brian Foley
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A: Most employers do not consider Class C offenses against applicants. Having a warrant related to traffic offenses is very common and most job applications request disclosure of criminal offenses "other than class C" offenses for this very reason. If you are asked about it indicating that you took care of the issues shows that you can follow through and could actually be seen as a good quality.

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