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On one of my law school apps the second character and fitness question is as follows:

"Have you ever been charged with, arrested for, convicted of, pled guilty or nolo contendere for a violation of any law and/or are there any charges pending or expected to be brought against you? (For purposes of this question, a conviction includes a verdict or finding of guilt, regardless of whether sentence is imposed by the court.) You should also disclose offenses that resulted in purged, sealed, obliterated, dismissed, or destroyed records, regardless of whether you have been told that you need not disclose any such event. These will also be requested by state bar authorities in many states. If you are not sure about the nature or the ultimate disposition of a particular charge, you are advised to make full disclosure, as a subsequent finding that you failed to disclose relevant information could have disqualifying consequences."

I do have a moving traffic violation from this summer when I was involved in an accident. I was charged with "following too closely" (a car in the next lane switched into my lane just in front of me and slammed on their brakes, but I was given a ticket). In Virginia (where it took place), following too closely is considered traffic infraction and not a misdemeanor/criminal offense. Do you think I should disclose this with these instructions?

I also have a single $15 parking ticket for blocking a sidewalk in my driveway in Michigan . Should I disclose this?

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