I guess this is more like a blog post... First, I understand it's all my fault, but it's a huge bummer.. I like doing my medical every year to make sure it's current as a First Class. So, I went in a few months ago and when applying, I checked the box indicating that I had previously been arrested (*look below to read on the arrest, if interested). I advised the AME that I was almost certain that I had forgotten to check it in my previous medical. He verified it by checking online and told me he could not award me a medical certificate with that condition. He told me to give him a copy of my driving record, along with a letter explaining the arrest. I went to the DMV a week later and the line was two hours long, so I decided to go the following week, but by then the AME called me and told me it was too late and that he was forced to mail in the medical application/certificate to the FAA. It was then understood that I was to mail in the driving record and letter to the FAA medical division. Laziness, stupidity, and forgetfulness kicked my ass in the end because I never did so and then I got a nice letter from the FAA two months later. It stated that I was to submit any current or expired medical certificates I had because I failed to submit any paperwork. The letter was actually cordial, to my surprise. I mailed in my medical and now I'm practically unable to teach (CFI). Little work = little money = this sucks! I know it's my fault, but lesson learned. When the FAA asks for information, you give it to them. I'm not quite sure how long the process will be and I'm certain, as the AME was, that it would be no problem to approve my medical. The End. *I was arrested a few years back because I had a warrant for an unpaid ticket. The messed up thing was that I kept trying to take care of the ticket, but to no avail, it never registered at the county court. I kept going to court and calling and it was never in the system, until months later when I was pulled over for speeding, the officer said I had a warrant for my arrest for an unpaid ticket. The officer said that normally they didn't arrest for a warrant for an unpaid ticket, but because it was in a different county than the ticket was issued, that he had to arrest me. It really sucked. Funny thing is, I was on my way back from a visit to an AME after being diagnosed with the flu.. so I was in jail for 12 hours with the flu.