How do traffic tickets affect CCW Permit
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    How do traffic tickets affect CCW Permit

    This may seem like a strange questions for the vets but how do speeding tickets affect CCW holders? I received my first traffic ticket today. I didn't have my gun with me so that is no my issue. My main concern is how do traffic violations affect CCW. THANKS

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    JSDinTexas Guest
    Each state has different CC laws so you need to know your state's laws.
    In Texas, a traffic ticket is no problem, it doesn't get hairy until an arrest for a class A misdemeanor or other specific violations.

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    If you just get a simple traffic ticket,It will not have any effect on your CCW Permit. The only way it would effect you, is if you start getting mistameanor charges such as driving on a suspended, or revoked license.

    Driving under the influence, only arrestable charges will effect your permit.
    Unless you start getting allot of tickets.Then you could be considered not to be of good moral character

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    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Upstate NY
    Currently in NY a minor traffic ticket will not affect your CCP. Although there are rumors that the downstate anti-gun folk politicians would like to change this.

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    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    State of Confusion
    In NY a traffic ticket won't affect your CCW permit. In most counties the arrest affidavit portion of the permit application instructs you not to include minor traffic-related arrests.

  7. Ticket should not affect your CCW or CWP. However as a CCW / CWP holder we should be more careful and not get that ticket in the first place.

    When your are pulled over now comes do I tell the officer about my CCW or not. Does the officer want to search the car. Better to be on the safe side.

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    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    South Carolina/Charleston
    I agree with previous repliers and have no informaion on this subject but, IMO, something like 5 or 6 or so moving violation traffic tickets should be a factor. If you cannot obey simple traffic laws and continually display irresponsiblity for same, it is not, IMO, a reach to expect the same if you are given a CCWP. In advance--please fellow members, leave out the garbage personal comments on my opinion if you disagree, it is my opinion--your personal comments on my reply just demean you and prove my point.

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    In Washington State you get points against your driver's license for traffic tickets, but not against your Concealed Pistol License.
    Anyone who says, "I support the 2nd amendment, BUT"... doesn't. Element of Surprise: a mythical element that many believe has the same affect upon criminals that Kryptonite has upon Superman.

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    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Georgetown, Texas
    The traffic tickets are not the problem.

    The problem is when you do not show to court or pay them.

    The warrent is the issue. And you will not have one if you pay your tickets.

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    I do not know if the same thing applies now but in SC where SLED looks at applications and has some strict policies it was something like 5 tickets in the last 3 years would disqualify you or some other type formula. Whatever the rules are they are such that someone that lax about obeying the laws probably will not care about the laws when carrying a gun. One traffic ticket will have little effect in most states. In SC a DUI disqualified you for 5 years I think it was so it is more of a demonstration of your overal attitude toward the law than anything cut and dried.

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