Disorderly Conduct Addendum

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JSIM462
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Disorderly Conduct Addendum

Postby JSIM462 » Sat Feb 06, 2010 3:16 pm

Thanksgiving Eve, biggest bar night of the year. Came out of a bar in a town with about 6 bars on the one street alone. Crossed a street with some friends on a PED walkway and a cop flew by and almost hit us (he was speeding). Got out of the car and gave me and a couple of my friends a Disorderly Conduct ticket and arrested us. I got a lawyer to get the criminal charge off my record, but apps ask if I have been arrested which I must say yes to even thought I was never convicted.

How can I explain this in the best way and are law schools smart enough to know how stupid this is?

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Re: Disorderly Conduct Addendum

Postby FunkyJD » Sat Feb 06, 2010 3:29 pm

JSIM462 wrote:Thanksgiving Eve, biggest bar night of the year. Came out of a bar in a town with about 6 bars on the one street alone. Crossed a street with some friends on a PED walkway and a cop flew by and almost hit us (he was speeding). Got out of the car and gave me and a couple of my friends a Disorderly Conduct ticket and arrested us. I got a lawyer to get the criminal charge off my record, but apps ask if I have been arrested which I must say yes to even thought I was never convicted.

How can I explain this in the best way and are law schools smart enough to know how stupid this is?

Assuming that this is what happened, and that there's not a "rest of the story," you'll be fine. Just briefly explain what happened -- keep it simple -- and mention that the charge was dropped. Then move on with your life and enjoy the Super Bowl tomorrow. This is not something to lose sleep over, IMO.




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