If I was cited for jaywalking, is this considered a misdemeanor or a civil penalty?

I was cited in Maryland for

Asked on September 10, 2016 under General Practice, Maryland


S.L,. Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

Jaywalking is a traffic violation.  It is NOT a misdemeanor.  You do NOT need to report it on any job application or graduate school application.
Those applications usually include a statement  or disclaimer excluding minor traffic tickets.
There is absolutely nothing to be concerned about.

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