I am currently a 2L, and have had a horrible year to say the least. As soon as I got to law school I was arrested for DUI, recieved 6 mos probation, $1500 fine, 6 mos loss of license (and I go to law school in FL and I am an IL resident, so IL imposed 12 mos and dui school), FL dui school, MADD panel, 10 day impoundment, and completed all of that. Put it behind me and thought that it would be smooth sailing.
Unfortunately, I was wrong, over the summer, my boyfriend and I were arguing, and I was in the process of moving out, and the argument became physical, I bit him in the squabble while he was dragging me...and he called the police, and I was arrested and charged with misd. domestic battery (with no injury). My "deal" was 12 mos probation, 6 mos of batterer's intervention, a drug/alcohol evaluation, and $800.
Before entering law school I had one "run in" which was at 19 I was given a written underage drinking ticket.
I have gone through the process of telling my school and am in the process of writing my addendums to my application.
I have also joined FLA (Florida Lawyer's Assitance) so I would have "documented sobriety."
I have no idea what to do, and no real preference on where I live when I complete law school, I had wanted to get an LLM in Taxation before all this, but now I am afraid I won't get in anywhere worth going. And now I am not sure I have any chance of passing any bar, much less getting a job? Anyone have any thoughts?
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