I've been driving from a year and a half now, I generally am pretty cautious about it quite a bit since I'm from a different nationality. It so happened that, I was going to Chicago on 4th of Nov, I did speed up (never going +5 over the limit), in certain places cuz it was an emergency. Now, I was pulled over and issued a ticket when I was especially fast crossing an 18 wheeler. (+16 is what my ticket says). Being my first ticket, totally heartbroken, and thoroughly blaming my ill luck I continued with my journey - returned home and even paid up my ticket. Now, I know I'll have this on my record but I'd like to know how long it will stay. Also, it shows up on internet searches of my name which kind of puts me in a very insecure place.