Law Office of Kevin P. SheerinSometimes younger people (often men), accumulate summonses or moving violations for “loud exhaust” or “tinted windows”. These violations accumulate over time and may grow to 5, 10, 15 or even 20 summonses. As the years pass these young people look to get a job with the NYPD or another law enforcement agency. After the application process they receive a Notice of Proposed Disqualification or NOPD. The NOPD states reasons for disqualification: Driving Record, or Criminal Court Summonses.

When the time comes to explain these summonses, challenges arise in formulating an explanation for the large quantity of violations. The hiring agency calls this “disrespect for the law.”

If you are being processed for hiring by the NYPD or another law enforcement or civil service department you are required to list every arrest or summons you have received in your life. If you omit even one arrest or summons the hiring agency will disqualify you for “omission of pertinent facts.”

Therefore, you should go to the NYS DMV and request a lifetime abstract of your driving record. You also need to go to the Criminal Clerk’s office in any borough where who may have been arrested and get a Certificate of Disposition for your arrest. When you fill out your APD-5 if you omit any important information you will be disqualified, and it will be challenging to explain your omissions.

As a civil service appeals attorney with more than 18 years of experience, I have helped many NYPD candidates win their disqualification appeal. I can help you too.

Please do not hesitate to call me at 516 248 0040 if you have questions about a Notice of Proposed Disqualification (NOPD) you received. We can schedule a free consultation via ZOOM or at my Mineola office to discuss your options and the appeal process.

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