Please Help (misdemeanor)

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Please Help (misdemeanor)

Postby dh22 » Thu Apr 22, 2010 4:04 pm

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bilbobaggins

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Re: Please Help (misdemeanor)

Postby bilbobaggins » Thu Apr 22, 2010 4:07 pm

You should state it.

You should also not worry too much.

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TheBigMediocre

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Re: Please Help (misdemeanor)

Postby TheBigMediocre » Thu Apr 22, 2010 4:08 pm

You have to disclose. You'll be fine.

Just write an addendum that says, "Sorry for partying."

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Re: Please Help (misdemeanor)

Postby lt0826 » Thu Apr 22, 2010 7:32 pm

First I'd recommend getting an attorney if you can afford one and trying to get the charges dismissed. You have no prior record. Look up a criminal attorney in the jurisdiction and see what they think is possible.

Secondly, if it is a conviction - yes you have to disclose it. But I seriously doubt this will impact your application in any way. Just attach an addendum, explain the situation and the outcome of the case and move on. People with DUI convictions get into law school, this is trivial by comparison IMO.

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Re: Please Help (misdemeanor)

Postby dh22 » Thu Apr 22, 2010 10:25 pm

thanks for the info guys, I feel a lot less worried

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Re: Please Help (misdemeanor)

Postby kalvano » Thu Apr 22, 2010 10:34 pm

If you haven't even been convicted of it, then I don't think you need to tell them about it.

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Re: Please Help (misdemeanor)

Postby lostjake » Thu Apr 22, 2010 10:38 pm

lt0826 wrote:First I'd recommend getting an attorney if you can afford one and trying to get the charges dismissed. You have no prior record. Look up a criminal attorney in the jurisdiction and see what they think is possible.

Secondly, if it is a conviction - yes you have to disclose it. But I seriously doubt this will impact your application in any way. Just attach an addendum, explain the situation and the outcome of the case and move on. People with DUI convictions get into law school, this is trivial by comparison IMO.



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You don't need an expensive lawyer, just pay the fine, and you'll be fine!

Plus you'll have to disclose it whether you get a lawyer or not on most apps.

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Re: Please Help (misdemeanor)

Postby lostjake » Thu Apr 22, 2010 10:42 pm

kalvano wrote:If you haven't even been convicted of it, then I don't think you need to tell them about it.


Some schools ask if you've been convicted, some if you've been arrested or if charges have been brought against you. And you have been arrested for it.

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Re: Please Help (misdemeanor)

Postby JOThompson » Thu Apr 22, 2010 10:43 pm

You need to disclose this. It's minor, but an error of omission will bite you when it comes time for character and fitness.



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