ClubberLang wrote: future liT1g4tor wrote: A. Nony Mouse wrote: cavalier1138 wrote:
future liT1g4tor wrote:So it's basically go to law school on a bet. I'll bet on myself. They can be titanium I make them fold.
Everyone has had a few too many but may have not gotten in a car, right? So everyone has had a fight with their spouse although most dont have a DV conviction they may empathize with the first part?
But do I get cool points for thinking like a lawyer?
Around the time I will sit before the bar a decade will have passed since this conviction occurred. In addition I haven't so much as got a traffic ticket since. While I can't say the same for traffic tickets I will not get another conviction let alone have charges brought up against me.
I know it all comes down to the individual and every case is circumstantial but will it really be such a huge factor in deciding if I am qualified or not? If I am granted a pardon it'll still be addressed, right?
Yes, it will be a huge factor. No, you do not get cool points for thinking like a lawyer because you haven't done that. As far as reprehensible convictions go, wife beating is at or near the top. I can't make sense of your story, but it sounds like you also failed a drug test when out on bail. So even if, as you say, every case is circumstantial, your circumstances are not favorable. Going to law school would be a huge gamble because you will almost certainly have C&F difficulty.
Sometimes I think people go a bit overboard on the "hire a C&F attorney" advice, but you need to do that before you entertain any notion of attending law school.
Right but my case may sound much worse than it is. It's the lowest possible DV charge. It's not a crime of moral turpitude that's why it doesn't stop you from getting United States citizenship.
My case doesn't mention that I did any striking or any form of outright violence. Just the bare minimum for the state to file charges, that you are in an altercation with a spouse, immediate family member, etc. It was only brought up because my neighbor lied in the police report because she was jealous of my wife I'm not going to get into why.
I'm still married to my same wife and she is on medication now and I have proof that she suffers from BPD, which I wasn't really understanding of back then. Literally what my neighbor said (that I was holding her from the back for like 20 secs) is a proven mechanism to cope with the beginning of an episode.
" Cows are squeezed tightly in a chute before they're slaughtered. The chute applies intense pressure, resulting in decreased pulse rate, metabolic rate and muscle tone. It calms them down" Virginia Dixon, Grey's Anatomy, lol. As the Dr. Is being held by another to calm her down.
When my wife saw that episode she even showed me that it would work and I had the right to do it when she was flipping the f out. Even though we were arguing, it was due to her having an episode.
I wasn't even aware of the police being called so I wasn't there to argue the allegations, neither was my wife.
Unfortunately the medication she was on was not working and being a dancer she would occasionaly drink at her job further adding insult to injury.
Thankfully she is on new medication that actually works and she is actually aware of what she suffers from. Back then she was in the denial stage. We haven't had drama in years.
If you bare to see the relevance of why I am further explaining my situatuon, there is none. However what I am trying to portray is that there was also a lot of positivity associated with what I went through, what we went through.
Therefore, I am not going to let it stand in the way of my aspirations in life, like becoming an attorney. It stripped me of my constitutional right to own firearms. I won't let it strip me of my liberty of doing whatever the h*ll I want in life. I might be halfway trolling on the last sentence but it's real. I'm just trying to gather as much information as I can.
Plus a law degree without passing the bar will not be useless to me. For example you know how my family is in the construction business.
Having a law degree replaces three years of construction work and my bachelor's replaces one or two. Thus exceeding or equaling the four year requirement to have a contractor's license which will easily make me 250k a year.
So three years of law school will replace three years of working as a foreman. Although I have worked construction and helped with the business side; I cant officially prove I worked as a foreman let alone four years. Plus I will handle the business side not the construction side so I have no interest of actually obtaining the four years of working as a foreman.
The California contractor's exam is mostly on Business & Law, with a limited amount of trade specific questions which happen to be more on regulations anyway.
The law school opportunity cost is quite the opposite in my situation, it's favorable. Plus everyday I am craving to go to Law School.
My cousin is a lawyer in Romania with her practice based on helping with foreign investments, etc. My family has a large company in Romania, too. In addition to having an import/export company in Germany & in Belgium. If I am not able to practice American Law in these countries I can definitely advise on such matters.
What do you think? Still a no go? It will take me 6 to 8 years to get the four years of foreman experience. Even if I were to attend law school knowing I won't be a lawyer I may do it for that exact reason. However I really want to become a lawyer.
How about law schools? We haven't really touched this subject. Yes I will have a c&f attorney consult with me prior to applying but I still value your opinions.