Criminal Chareges and Applications

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ca$hmoney69
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Criminal Chareges and Applications

Postby ca$hmoney69 » Fri Jun 18, 2010 4:59 pm

I have a disorderly conduct violation on my record. It was a possession charge that got knocked down. Do you guys think the top law schools will look down on me for it while applying?

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Re: Criminal Chareges and Applications

Postby rdcws000 » Fri Jun 18, 2010 5:37 pm

disclose it, don't even hint at making an excuse for it, and they won't care.

Actually most of the elite schools probably consider disorderly conduct (protesting) a badge of honor.

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Re: Criminal Chareges and Applications

Postby bk1 » Fri Jun 18, 2010 5:39 pm

rdcws000 wrote:Actually most of the elite schools probably consider disorderly conduct (protesting) a badge of honor.


wut

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Re: Criminal Chareges and Applications

Postby ca$hmoney69 » Fri Jun 18, 2010 6:06 pm

rdcws000 wrote:Actually most of the elite schools probably consider disorderly conduct (protesting) a badge of honor.


well i actually got it for possession, not protesting, do i have to disclose how i got it?

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Re: Criminal Chareges and Applications

Postby Billy Blanks » Fri Jun 18, 2010 6:17 pm

I would be careful with your wording, since that's really the only thing that will get you in trouble. They won't care about the actual charge, whether it's disorderly conduct or simple possession (I know from personal experience). Read the application instructions. Do they want convictions? If so, I'd take a just-the-facts approach. Do they want all charges (*cough* NYU/Columbia)? If so, you might be compelled to list the possession and then note that you were actually only convicted of disorderly conduct.

Don't hedge, just provide what's required.

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Re: Criminal Chareges and Applications

Postby Kiersten1985 » Fri Jun 18, 2010 6:22 pm

Billy Blanks wrote:I would be careful with your wording, since that's really the only thing that will get you in trouble. They won't care about the actual charge, whether it's disorderly conduct or simple possession (I know from personal experience). Read the application instructions. Do they want convictions? If so, I'd take a just-the-facts approach. Do they want all charges (*cough* NYU/Columbia)? If so, you might be compelled to list the possession and then note that you were actually only convicted of disorderly conduct.

Don't hedge, just provide what's required.


I get what you're saying, but I would disclose EVERYTHING to be safe.

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Re: Criminal Chareges and Applications

Postby tru » Fri Jun 18, 2010 6:32 pm

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Re: Criminal Chareges and Applications

Postby kalvano » Fri Jun 18, 2010 6:55 pm

ca$hmoney69 wrote:
rdcws000 wrote:Actually most of the elite schools probably consider disorderly conduct (protesting) a badge of honor.


well i actually got it for possession, not protesting, do i have to disclose how i got it?



You don't even have to explain it. Just make sure they are aware of it.

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Re: Criminal Chareges and Applications

Postby CanadianWolf » Fri Jun 18, 2010 7:06 pm

The state bar, however, will want every single detail.

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Re: Criminal Chareges and Applications

Postby rdcws000 » Fri Jun 18, 2010 7:48 pm

Actually most of the elite schools probably consider disorderly conduct (protesting) a badge of honor.


wut


well i actually got it for possession, not protesting, do i have to disclose how i got it?


I was only halfway serious, but what I meant is disorderly conduct is a common charge for people who protest a little too aggressively. As long as you don't get too carried away with an elaborate explanation this charge amounts to essentially nothing.

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Re: Criminal Chareges and Applications

Postby ScaredWorkedBored » Sat Jun 19, 2010 2:12 pm

C'mon, this isn't even really a criminal charge. This thread fails to deliver.

IOW - OP, you should see what people get into law school with and get admitted to the bar with. Just don't lie about it.

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Re: Criminal Chareges and Applications

Postby motiontodismiss » Sat Jun 19, 2010 2:15 pm

ca$hmoney69 wrote:
rdcws000 wrote:Actually most of the elite schools probably consider disorderly conduct (protesting) a badge of honor.


well i actually got it for possession, not protesting, do i have to disclose how i got it?


How bout "I was charged with possession of XYZ and pled to/was convicted of disorderly conduct. I was stupid. Thanks"




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