Internship with D.A 's office w/ disciplinary record

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Re: Internship with D.A 's office w/ disciplinary record

Postby Borhas » Sat Jan 26, 2013 3:37 am

Undergraduate institutions often prefer to keep these situations "in-house" for PR reasons... Anyway I've said my piece.

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Re: Internship with D.A 's office w/ disciplinary record

Postby contrapositive1 » Sat Jan 26, 2013 3:39 am

say more.
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Re: Internship with D.A 's office w/ disciplinary record

Postby Shmoopy » Sat Jan 26, 2013 3:48 am

contrapositive1 wrote:
Borhas wrote:Undergraduate institutions often prefer to keep these situations "in-house" for PR reasons... Anyway I've said my piece.


I wish you could say more.


I think he is saying that by disclosing the incident in your application to the da's office, you might end up giving the da more evidence than the police had at the time, so that the da might charge you with a crime.

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Re: Internship with D.A 's office w/ disciplinary record

Postby contrapositive1 » Sat Jan 26, 2013 3:50 am

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Re: Internship with D.A 's office w/ disciplinary record

Postby Shmoopy » Sat Jan 26, 2013 3:56 am

contrapositive1 wrote:
Shmoopy wrote:
I think he is saying that by disclosing the incident in your application to the da's office, you might end up giving the da more evidence than the police had at the time, so that the da might charge you with a crime.


Do you really think this could happen?


I have no idea, but it would suck if it did, which is why you should talk with a defense lawyer. Applying would certainly bring your situation to the attention of the da's office, which is why you did some real legal advice about what is ok for you to admit to the da.

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Re: Internship with D.A 's office w/ disciplinary record

Postby contrapositive1 » Sat Jan 26, 2013 4:00 am

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Re: Internship with D.A 's office w/ disciplinary record

Postby ManOfTheMinute » Sat Jan 26, 2013 4:01 am

contrapositive1 wrote:
Shmoopy wrote:
contrapositive1 wrote:
Shmoopy wrote:
I think he is saying that by disclosing the incident in your application to the da's office, you might end up giving the da more evidence than the police had at the time, so that the da might charge you with a crime.


Do you really think this could happen?


I have no idea, but it would suck if it did, which is why you should talk with a defense lawyer. Applying would certainly bring your situation to the attention of the da's office, which is why you did some real legal advice about what is ok for you to admit to the da.


Ok. But what about the advice my university's director of public safety gave me? He ENCOURAGES me to apply....is that even credible? He has tons of experience working as a police officer....


You're right. You should apply for it!

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Re: Internship with D.A 's office w/ disciplinary record

Postby contrapositive1 » Sat Jan 26, 2013 4:05 am

Are you being sincere? Or are you joking? Please be honest b/c this very much concerns me.

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Re: Internship with D.A 's office w/ disciplinary record

Postby Shmoopy » Sat Jan 26, 2013 4:08 am

contrapositive1 wrote:
Ok. But what about the advice my university's director of public safety gave me? He ENCOURAGES me to apply....is that even credible? He has tons of experience working as a police officer....


He's not a lawyer, so he is not a source of legal advice about possible consequences of inadvertently incriminating yourself. He is more of a general character reference.

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Re: Internship with D.A 's office w/ disciplinary record

Postby contrapositive1 » Sat Jan 26, 2013 4:16 am

ok
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Re: Internship with D.A 's office w/ disciplinary record

Postby Shmoopy » Sat Jan 26, 2013 4:23 am

Nobody is saying that getting sanctioned at your school is going to lead to legal consequences by itself. However, when you describe what happened in your disclosure, there is a chance that you might describe or admit to actions that break the law in addition to the code of conduct. It's not the fact that you broke the code of conduct -- it's the actions themselves, and your description of them, which could create a problem.

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Re: Internship with D.A 's office w/ disciplinary record

Postby contrapositive1 » Sat Jan 26, 2013 4:29 am

right?
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Re: Internship with D.A 's office w/ disciplinary record

Postby Shmoopy » Sat Jan 26, 2013 4:34 am

I don't think it would be a good idea to apply without first discussing your disclosure statement with a lawyer, but all I really know is that it's better to be safe than sorry.

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Re: Internship with D.A 's office w/ disciplinary record

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jan 26, 2013 4:34 am

No - there is a chance you could be convicted based on new information.
No - please do not attempt to be a DA if you raped someone.

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Re: Internship with D.A 's office w/ disciplinary record

Postby contrapositive1 » Sat Jan 26, 2013 4:36 am

soo why are ppl going off topic
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Re: Internship with D.A 's office w/ disciplinary record

Postby suralin » Sat Jan 26, 2013 3:54 pm

contrapositive1 wrote:OK, i will make sure that i talk to the director of public safety and tell him it is not a good idea.

BTW i never "raped" anyone. I broke the Student Code of Conduct rules.


LOL

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Re: Internship with D.A 's office w/ disciplinary record

Postby piccolittle » Sat Jan 26, 2013 3:57 pm

Just FYI, you might want to delete this thread or request to have it moved before the mods lock it or move it for you since you're a 0L posting in this forum.
viewtopic.php?f=23&t=189981

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Re: Internship with D.A 's office w/ disciplinary record

Postby eandy » Sat Jan 26, 2013 4:19 pm

am I the only person who sees a problem with an admitted rapist wanting to be a prosecutor?
ETA: if you didn't have consent, it's rape regardless of what you choose to call it.

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Re: Internship with D.A 's office w/ disciplinary record

Postby contrapositive1 » Sat Jan 26, 2013 4:23 pm

piccolittle wrote:Just FYI, you might want to delete this thread or request to have it moved before the mods lock it or move it for you since you're a 0L posting in this forum.
http://top-law-schools.com/forums/viewt ... 3&t=189981


how do i delete this thread

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Re: Internship with D.A 's office w/ disciplinary record

Postby Borhas » Sat Jan 26, 2013 4:36 pm

God damn criminals are so frustratingly dense sometimes

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Re: Internship with D.A 's office w/ disciplinary record

Postby purr se » Sat Jan 26, 2013 4:42 pm

eandy wrote:ETA: if you didn't have consent, it's rape regardless of what you choose to call it.


THIS. So much this.

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Re: Internship with D.A 's office w/ disciplinary record

Postby Teflon_Don » Sat Jan 26, 2013 4:44 pm

contrapositive1 wrote:So this is the deal. I was recommended to a position as an intern at the D.A's office (I will not say where) but I have a disciplinary record at my undergraduate school. I received 3 sanctions; the most grave was suspension from student housing (I will not say what school). This was three years ago, freshman year. I am now a junior.

What should I do? Should I even apply?

BTW the internship is unpaid, in a department that is understaffed


What DAs office are you looking to intern for? I'm surprised you didn't get in greater trouble, what school was it at?

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Re: Internship with D.A 's office w/ disciplinary record

Postby OutCold » Sat Jan 26, 2013 4:56 pm

Fucking talk to a lawyer, not law students.

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Re: Internship with D.A 's office w/ disciplinary record

Postby contrapositive1 » Sat Jan 26, 2013 5:49 pm

OutCold wrote:Fucking talk to a lawyer, not law students.


How much will that be?

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Re: Internship with D.A 's office w/ disciplinary record

Postby eandy » Sat Jan 26, 2013 5:56 pm

contrapositive1 wrote:
OutCold wrote:Fucking talk to a lawyer, not law students.


How much will that be?

....

It depends on the lawyer. Probably 50-150. This is something you can find out in advance by calling.




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