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Does Reckless Driving Affect My Security Clearance

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There are many different levels of security clearance and even more types of jobs that require security clearance. A reckless driving conviction or any other criminal charge can affect your ability to get or keep security clearance and it can also affect your ability to get or keep a job.

If you have or are applying for security clearance and you get a reckless driving charge the first thing you want to do is familiarize yourself with your security clearance reporting requirements. Do you have to report a pending reckless driving charge or a just felony charges? Reckless driving is a misdemeanor, not a felony.

You also want to see whether there is a reporting requirement for fine amounts. Some security clearances require that you report any traffic tickets with fines over a certain amount. This is important because you want to make sure you don’t end up with a traffic ticket that still triggers the reporting requirements.

Pay close attention to whether your reporting requirements says “or more” or “in excess of”. For example: If you are required to report fines in of $250 or more then you don’t want to get a traffic ticket with a $250. But is your reporting requirements say in excess of $250, then a $250 fine is not a problem. Pay attention to the details.

If you have a serious reckless driving case, talk to a professional who is familiar with your type of work and your type of security clearance, such as an HR representative. Inevitably, you want to talk to your attorney about your security clearance. Making sure you understand clearly the effect of various potential outcomes on your security clearance is vitally important to making informed and wise strategic decisions.

You can’t make informed decisions unless you know how a variety of different outcomes will affect your security clearance or job. Before you make a decision regarding strategy and plea deals make sure you have a clear grasp on your security clearance requirements and your employer’s policies.

In addition, talk to an experienced reckless driving attorney. Call Nichols & Green PLLC at (703) 215-1114. You can get a free consultation from our attorney who handle hundreds of reckless driving cases each year. You can consult with our attorney in person or over the phone.

During you consultation you will get a chance to discuss your case, ask questions and talk about the potential defenses and outcomes of your case. As part of your consultation with Nichols & Green PLLC we will tell you what defenses we think you have, the potential outcome of your case, our exact legal fee and we will provide you with a list of things you can do to prepare for your case.

To arrange a free consultation call today at (703) 215-1114.

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