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sophiepa wrote:When I was in 10th grade I was caught for cutting 4th period Chemistry. I was sent to court, paid a fine, and performed community service.
I no longer remember the specifics beyond the fine and community service. I'm not sure of the citation, although it is probably of truancy. I have no paperwork or even a recollection of the location of the courthouse. I had forgotten about it until one of the C&F questions mentioned juvenile misdemeanors. I have never had any other troubles besides cutting 4th period in high school. Not even parking or traffic violations. It's been seven years.
And here come the barrage of questions:
I am understanding that I should disclose this incident (right?). But could this hurt my chances at law school? Will I be required to submit documentation? Because I don't have anything. Where can I even request paperwork? I don't even live in that area anymore. Do I ask my high school? Police department? The court? I have no idea.
Any input is appreciated. Thanks.
Whoa whoa whoa slow the fuck down. You went to COURT for skipping a class lol
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I am going to throw in my uneducated opinion before I also comment on my amazement with the fact that you went to court/paid a fine for skipping a class. I would disclose it (always a little dangerous not to) but I would have no fear that an admissions office would penalize you for it (who doesn't skip classes?). As for paperwork, be detailed as you can in disclosure, but I would not worry about it unless requested by the school.
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You should also get in on this: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/ans ... -response/
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