Arrest Record in PS

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Arrest Record in PS

Postby anonis » Sun Jan 17, 2010 8:54 pm

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Re: Arrest Record in PS

Postby lawyer879 » Sun Jan 17, 2010 11:08 pm

That's a tough call...

I would completely avoid the topic in my PS. The first questions that comes to my mind is "why did you decided to watch 'several' of your friends commit a crime?" I think that if an application asks if you have ever been arrested then add a similar statement as an addendum to your application. Otherwise if you are only asked about conviction then don't mention it at all.

That's my two bits, I don't mean to attack you (as my life is similarly not free of stupid moments :-)


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Re: Arrest Record in PS

Postby emsjeep » Mon Jan 18, 2010 5:23 am

In my uninformed, get what you pay for ($0, for those keeping track) opinion, a diversion should probably be mentioned as should the arrest if there is any remote possibility that they are asking for it. I was thinking about putting something in my PS about a legal process I am involved in, sort of, on the right side, but I think I might shy away from that. I think you could probably find something better about yourself than your worst moment...go the other way, sell yourself.

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