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jurisdoctorate333
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C&F Question

Postby jurisdoctorate333 » Fri Dec 24, 2010 11:52 pm

So I have an issue to report. I reported on most of my applications; however the way one of the apps were worded seemed to allow me to say no. So, I did it this way and got accepted.

The application asked if the applicant was either convicted and/or acquitted of a misdemeanor.

I was charged with a misdemeanor but pled out to a lesser (nonmisdemeanor charge), and thus I was not convicted or acquitted of the misdemeanor because I pled out.

What are your thoughts on this? Shoud I update my application with the addendum I submitted to every school?

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Re: C&F Question

Postby DeeCee » Sat Dec 25, 2010 1:38 am

Everyone always says it's better to do full disclosure, and it probably is. However, each school asks different questions, and at certain schools EVERYTHING must be disclosed. Other schools that is not the case. If you feel that you accurately and truthfully answered the question, then that's all you're required to do. However, I do not know your personal situation, and if you feel you should be cautious (which you seem to) then you should disclose.

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Re: C&F Question

Postby HowdyYall » Sat Dec 25, 2010 2:09 am

update with an addendum, wont matter in the school's decision and will save you a hell of a lot of worrying 3 years from now

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Re: C&F Question

Postby thegor1987 » Sat Dec 25, 2010 2:21 am

This is interesting because the legal definition of acquittal is what a criminal defendant is given when found not guilty. To plead guilty to a lesser charge, I wonder if you must have necessarily been found not guilty of the misdemeanor. Legally you might have actually been acquitted and thus would have to disclose.

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Re: C&F Question

Postby 2Serious4Numbers » Sat Dec 25, 2010 2:25 am

Consensus = disclose. C&F is the last thing you ever want to be questioning. Schools don't care, bar examiners might if there is a discrepancy. They're funny about ethical stuff like that. Who knew.

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Re: C&F Question

Postby justadude55 » Sat Dec 25, 2010 2:25 am

in the spirit of the question, if you must disclose if you're guilty or not guilty, you must disclose if you plead down. guilty and not guilty are the 2 extremes of the matter, and pleading seems to be in the middle. linguistically, you don't have to but i don't think they're going to buy you didn't understand the question.

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Re: C&F Question

Postby thegor1987 » Sat Dec 25, 2010 2:37 am

Yea the consensus is to disclose but I've heard the other side of the story too. Is anyone really going to find out about your public urination citation from freshman year of college?

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Re: C&F Question

Postby justadude55 » Sat Dec 25, 2010 2:39 am

what if the guy from the bar was the person he peed on?

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Re: C&F Question

Postby thegor1987 » Sat Dec 25, 2010 2:44 am

justadude55 wrote:what if the guy from the bar was the person he peed on?


Then hopefully the bar examiner he pissed on would be too uncomfortable to bring up the topic of getting pissed on in front of all the other bar examiners and the licensee would end up getting away with it!

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Re: C&F Question

Postby jurisdoctorate333 » Sat Dec 25, 2010 1:54 pm

What if I withdrew the app? Its not really somewhere I want to go anyway. Would withdrawing the app be detrimental to other apps?

I think I'm going to email them an addendum. Do you think such a submission would hurt my other apps?

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Re: C&F Question

Postby jurisdoctorate333 » Sun Dec 26, 2010 6:13 pm

Bump; thoughts?




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