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    Do Parking tickets leave a mark on your criminal record?

    Would Parking tickets such as PCN 's leave a mark on one's crimimal record/ good character?

    Or once paid there wont be a record of them left which might come and bite you in the bum later in life?

    Cheers

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    Not sure if your being serious, short answer No!!!

    There's a good character record?

    Original Poster

    dead serious, so they are not considered as criminal offense?

    No! You can sleep easy tonight, don't worry.

    mrdude

    dead serious, so they are not considered as criminal offense?



    no, because they are not

    No but a TV license will

    No they do not leave a criminal record, they are not a recordable offence. If it's been issued by a council traffic womble, then even the police should not know about it as it's dealt with like a cival matter without the loop holes that private land "tickets" have to get out of them.

    If it is a fine that came about from the police that was endorsable (where you can get penalty points) then there will be traces on you driving licence record to say what it is and what it was for. The force will also likely hold the information about the ticket on their intelligence systems if it was not endorsable or was endorsable, but in the scheme of things it's not going to cause you issues down the line in getting jobs/loans etc. This ONLY applies for if the ticket was issued by police officers.

    It may however cause you problems if you get annoying towards a traffic officer should you get pulled down the line as it could be used by them as an excuse to make your day a misery. However, if you are pleasant then you should have no issues even with having had a ticket. It can also cause an issue if it goes as far as to get to court (not an issue if paid without argument) as that would be a matter of public record and therefore anyone can get to see that information (often it's also made available online so easily searched for). One of the reasons most people pay is they don't want potential or current employers and so on seeing they've been to court over a minor traffic violation.

    Hopefully that clarifies the matter for you. Just be sure to park sensibly in the future and follow the rules so you wont have this sort of worry again and of course drive safe.

    Some other useful resources
    https://www.gov.uk/parking-tickets
    gov.uk/gov…ces
    Edited by: "Astec123" 8th Nov 2013

    If it was a criminal offence my wife would be in HM Holloway with the keys melted down.

    yes, it will haunt you forever.

    sleep well little one

    When I turned up to my car earlier there was a note on it that said "parking fine"

    Which was nice

    Banned

    Parking was decriminalised in 2003 I think, which means the control was passed to the councils and no longer a criminal offence, so a ticket in the name of a PCN issued by a council is not a criminal offence, doesn't end up in a court and won't go on your records. Though, a FPN issued by the police can end up in court.

    Banned

    Depends. If you park your car ontop of someone then it would probably go down on your record as murder.

    Silly question in my opinion

    Is the car stolen?
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