Citation Frustration

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    Citation Frustration

    Can you please advise me on the best way to handle 3 US district court (payable) citations? I would like to keep these from appearing on a background check which would otherwise be clean. Offesnes charged are FED 36CFR 26152A, 26158E, and 26158BB. Location code is KE20. Is expungement the only way to remove these from record? If the charges are dismissed, will they still appear in a background check?
    Thanks in advance for your help.


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    If charges are dismissed, they generally will not appear on a background check however there are certain background checks, like federal ones, that may include them. Same goes if you fight the tickets in court and get a not guilty plea. I don't know what those citations are for, but most employers don't care about minor traffic violations (unless the job is as a driver).
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    So you were camping illegally, had a fire to keep you warm and cook, while sucking down a brew. The big question is why were you there doing this? Based on your answer, perhaps we can give you a strategy or suggestion.

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    Thanks for the reply.... that is correct. As far as why I was there... it was a camping trip, in a campground. For fun. However, we set up under a rockshelter, which apparently upset the Dept. of Agriculture officers. Total cost of paying the violations is $275, and what I would really like to know is whether or not this will be worth figthing - roughly how much it would cost to fight, and whether or not this will appear in a criminal background check (the type a typical employer would run).

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    That is something you will need to consult with a lawyer about, however I don't possibly see a lawyer charging less than a few hundred for a case like this. However, your lawyer may be able to work something out with the DA where you plead to something else but you will. need to consult with a local attorney to see what your best options are.
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