Hilarious Legal Addendum question.

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Hilarious Legal Addendum question.

Postby Rehmsmeyer » Sun Jun 10, 2012 1:36 am

I am mainly looking for opinions on whether or not you think a school be very judgmental about a specific arrest I received. I was arrested because I was in possession of - wait for it - an empty Taco Bell cup that smelled like alcohol; an open container.

When I was 21, on Halloween night, I was walking back to my dorm when I was stopped by campus security. The only thing I had on me was a was an empty cup from Taco Bell, that the officer took from me, opened, smelled, and told me I was under arrest for being in possession of an open container (*insert troll face*). Why did I not just throw the cup away? I have no idea, I had been drinking. And to be perfectly honest, I had no f'ing clue that ANYTHING that has at one time previously contained alcohol in it, regardless of being an actual alcoholic container (e.g. a beer can or vodka bottle), could net you an "open container". I asked the prosecuting attorney, "So then technically, if one was bringing an opened wine bottle to a dinner party, he or she could get arrested?" And he said, "technically, yes."

TLDR; Does the aforementioned arrest pose any real significance to the committee? (I am aware they have to be made known of it).


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Re: Hilarious Legal Addendum question.

Postby LOLyer » Sun Jun 10, 2012 6:31 am

I personally don't think that will pose a significant barrier to your acceptance.

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Re: Hilarious Legal Addendum question.

Postby tacites » Mon Jun 18, 2012 6:32 pm

Ha. If I were on the committee, I'd give you an extra point for not mouthing off to the douchebag flatfoot who ticketed you.

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Re: Hilarious Legal Addendum question.

Postby rabbitrun » Mon Jun 25, 2012 5:48 pm

I know no one will agree with me, but if you are a good enough writer, this could be a really interesting PS? You could talk about how the situation made you want to become a lawyer because you realized BLAH BLAH BLAH.
And ya, that was pretty funny. Also, drinking out of a taco bell cup? Really?

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