I have two charges one that is for petty theft from years ago and another one from 2 years ago for possession of alcohol as a minor. The first one I went through a juvenile arbitration program and the second one was dropped. I know these two charges are minor but the facts of the second one have me worried. When the officer asked me when I was born I lied and said the wrong year so that I'd appear to be 21 (stupid, I know). She then later went on her radio and verified that I was 20. She told me I have one more chance to tell her my real birth date and I did. This is all reflected on the police report which I am guessing the Florida Bar will read during my investigation.
I called the Board of Bar Examiners and the man said that there is no exact answer and to check online the requirements for passing the investigation. Not much help at all. So my question is do you think this is a serious enough issue to constitute a meeting before the examiners? Should I be worried? Also, I did not give such a detailed explanation on my law school application I left out the part about lying to the officer.
disclose now, and you better have a good reason for lying on your app.
this could prevent you from ever being able to practice. but, seeing how you handled the C&F disclosure portion of the app, maybe that's for the best.