Character and Fitness-Juvenile Infractions?

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SomethingSpecial
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Character and Fitness-Juvenile Infractions?

Postby SomethingSpecial » Wed Jan 11, 2012 9:22 pm

Hello. I was wondering if anyone could help me out with this confusion. When I was in high school, I went through a rough patch where I ditched school, got in to fights, and was even caught stealing from the mall. I got about 7 tickets (all infractions) between the ages of 14-16.

I was told by my LSAT prep-teacher, who is also teaches law, that juvenile infractions (and not misdemeanors) do not have to be reported. However, while filling out the c&f sections I see questions saying like have you ever been convicted or charged with any criminal offense.
Even more, when I search questions about c&f, I never see anything about juvenile infractions.

If anyone could give any insight, I would be forever helpful!

Thanks in advance!!! :D

nsbane
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Re: Character and Fitness-Juvenile Infractions?

Postby nsbane » Wed Jan 11, 2012 9:31 pm

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STLMizzou
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Re: Character and Fitness-Juvenile Infractions?

Postby STLMizzou » Wed Jan 11, 2012 9:34 pm

I am fairly sure juvenile infractions get removed from your records after a certain age/amount of time.

Like, not expunged, completely burned/shredded/never happened kind of removed.

But I could be mistaken

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Re: Character and Fitness-Juvenile Infractions?

Postby nsbane » Wed Jan 11, 2012 9:38 pm

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SomethingSpecial
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Re: Character and Fitness-Juvenile Infractions?

Postby SomethingSpecial » Thu Jan 12, 2012 2:00 am

Thank you so much for the responses.
I will definitely disclose that I did get into a bit of trouble as a youth. I was really worried either way.

My LSAT prep teacher actually teaches law and used to teach at/sit on the board of admissions at a T14, but I still didn't know whether he was completely right in this case or not especially when many of the questions say convicted of or charged of ANY crime as a juvenile or an adult.


But like I said before, thanks for the responses and I am going to report my juvenile infractions just to be in the clear.




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