If I get a ticket, do I have a criminal record? You do not get a criminal record if you are convicted of an offence under a provincial or municipal law such as traffic or liquor offences, or parking violations. This is what most people refer to as a Criminal Record - it is a record of convictions for criminal offences.
Does a fine count as a criminal conviction?
Fixed penalty notices can be issued for some criminal offences. Where these are settled by payment of a fine, no criminal conviction is recorded.
How do I clear my criminal record?
Can I remove offences from my criminal record? Spent convictions will no longer appear on your criminal record after the relevant period of time has elapsed. You must wait until the relevant period of time has elapsed, at which point the conviction will automatically be removed from your criminal record.
Does a violation go on your record?
Once youve been convicted of a traffic violation, minor infractions such as speeding tickets or running a stop sign most commonly stay on your record for approximately three years, though the precise amount of time may vary by state.