A few years ago, I went hunting. We had Georgia permits, which is sufficient for hog hunting. We accidentally ended up on Federal/Military land, and were issued the following citations (United States District Court Violation Notice, State Code box checked): OCAL 9-11-242 (No Post permit; $1,000), OCAL 32-5-17 (Spot lighting; $100), OCAL 220-2-.02 (Light source attached; $75), OCAL 220-2-.07 (Hunting outside legal hours; $100), OCAL 220-2-.11 (Hunting from a motor vehicle; $200).
I was taken to the MP station but released. I was not required to appear in court, and elected to pay the fines. I recently called the CVB to try to ascertain what record, if any, I may have. They do not have copies of the tickets, just the amounts that I paid, and indicated that they are all petty offenses.
Based on what you stated here, it sounds like there will be nothing on your criminal history since you were not booked in.
If you were never fingerprinted the charges are not on your criminal history. To learn more about what goes on your record please watch my informative video at http://atlantaduilawyer.com/dui_video/criminal-background-driving-history/
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