Should I disclose information that I was charged for reckless driving?

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Should I disclose information that I was charged for reckless driving?

In August 2015, I was pulled over for going 70 mph in a 50 mph zone. The officer
told me that the ticket would not be treated as a criminal offense. The reckless
driving ticket did not go on my criminal record, but it says that I was convicted
only on my driving record. Whenever I do a criminal background check on myself,
the record is clean. Whenever an employer asks me, ‘Have you ever been convicted
of a misdemeanor or a felony in the past 5 years?’, should I tell them about this
incident?

Asked on February 3, 2017 under Employment Labor Law, Virginia

Answers:

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

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

Misdemeanors and felonies are criminal offenses.
Since the reckless driving ticket was "not treated as a criminal offense", it is not a felony or misdemeanor.  Therefore, the answer to the question, "Have you ever been convicted of a misdemeanor or felony in the past five years?" is no and there is no need to disclose the reckless driving incident.


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