Court Papers for Arrest

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billmon
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Court Papers for Arrest

Postby billmon » Wed Jan 06, 2010 9:08 pm

I am being asked to supply court records for prior criminal incidents and do not readily have them on hand. Any thoughts on sending the application in and supplying the documents once I receive them?

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Re: Court Papers for Arrest

Postby chrisokc » Wed Jan 06, 2010 9:15 pm

Which school is it?

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Unitas
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Re: Court Papers for Arrest

Postby Unitas » Wed Jan 06, 2010 9:16 pm

Wait, who asks for this and how did they ask for it?

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Re: Court Papers for Arrest

Postby billmon » Wed Jan 06, 2010 9:18 pm

Tulsa and Stetson both asked to provide supporting documentation from the clerk that shows the charges and result of the cases.

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Re: Court Papers for Arrest

Postby rundoxierun » Wed Jan 06, 2010 10:53 pm

Is this a normal practice??

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Re: Court Papers for Arrest

Postby traehekat » Wed Jan 06, 2010 11:04 pm

I don't think it is normal practice, however I know some (I believe either BU or BC) mention they MAY ask for court documentation.

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Re: Court Papers for Arrest

Postby AlanShore » Wed Jan 06, 2010 11:06 pm

tkgrrett wrote:Is this a normal practice??

It's not normal but not uncommon. Some schools ask for it upfront, other say they might ask.

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Re: Court Papers for Arrest

Postby Grizz » Wed Jan 06, 2010 11:09 pm

billmon wrote:I am being asked to supply court records for prior criminal incidents and do not readily have them on hand. Any thoughts on sending the application in and supplying the documents once I receive them?


Call them and ask.

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Re: Court Papers for Arrest

Postby kn6542 » Wed Jan 06, 2010 11:13 pm

billmon wrote:I am being asked to supply court records for prior criminal incidents and do not readily have them on hand. Any thoughts on sending the application in and supplying the documents once I receive them?

Is this after acceptance? Make the request with the court, note the time frame the clerk gives you, and call the school and tell them what it is. Most schools that want this stuff should understand that it can take a while to get the records and that in some cases you can't get it at all. They should understand.

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Re: Court Papers for Arrest

Postby kalvano » Thu Jan 07, 2010 12:10 am

Even though they may say they require it, it also depends on what the charges were.

The admission people at UConn said it was not needed for traffic violations.

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Re: Court Papers for Arrest

Postby kn6542 » Thu Jan 07, 2010 12:16 am

kalvano wrote:Even though they may say they require it, it also depends on what the charges were.

The admission people at UConn said it was not needed for traffic violations.

That's because traffic violations aren't criminal offenses. Very few schools want to hear you babble on about non-criminal violations. I think the OP is dealing with an actual criminal record.

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Re: Court Papers for Arrest

Postby kalvano » Thu Jan 07, 2010 10:55 am

kn6542 wrote:
kalvano wrote:Even though they may say they require it, it also depends on what the charges were.

The admission people at UConn said it was not needed for traffic violations.

That's because traffic violations aren't criminal offenses. Very few schools want to hear you babble on about non-criminal violations. I think the OP is dealing with an actual criminal record.



Yes, they are.

It depends on the state, and here, they are.




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