Criminal Record and Full Disclosure

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Criminal Record and Full Disclosure

Postby laces_out_dan_ » Tue Jun 19, 2012 2:31 pm

In 2010 I was involved in an incident that resulted in the following:

Charge: Possession of Cannabis 2.5-10gram, Class B Misdemeanor. Plea: No Plea Disposition: Dismissed
Charge: DUI Alc/Compound/Drug, Class A Misdemeanor. Plea: No Plea. Disposition: Dismissed
Charge: Driving Under Influence/BAC .08, Class A Misdemeanor. Plea: No Plea. Disposition: Dismissed
Charge: Improper Traffic Lane Usage, Class P Other. Plea: No Plea. Disposition: Dismissed.
Charge: Driving Under Influence of Alcohol, Class A Misdemeanor. Plea: Guilty. Disposition: Withholding Judgment/Supervision (my term of supervision will be complete Jan. 5 2013)

I am interested in practicing in Illinois. Will any of the aforementioned disqualify me from sitting for the bar exam in Illinois or admittance into law school?

Additional Information: I take full responsibility for my actions. I am not trying to look for loop-holes or any way to circumvent the system. I am just looking for facts. Additionally, despite the legal ramifications, this was one of the best things that could have happened to me. This incident re-established my focus on what was important and has motivated me to continually challenge and increase my life aspirations. After this incident, I completed my last semester of undergrad and graduated with a BBA, emphasis in Accounting (GPA: 3.76). I then landed a graduate assistantship and matriculated into an MBA program. I just completed my second semester (current GPA: 3.97) and plan to graduate in the Spring of 2013. If I am not disqualified from sitting for the bar exam or admittance into law school, I plan on applying, and hopefully, matriculating into a law school Fall of 2013. I appreciate any help and insight. Thank you for your time.


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Re: Criminal Record and Full Disclosure

Postby 2012JayDee » Tue Jun 19, 2012 3:06 pm

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