Applying with two criminal dismissals 172/3.1, Tulane/LSU

Not sure where your numbers will get you? Dying to know where you stand? Come have your palms read by your fellow posters!
Louisiana2017
Posts: 4
Joined: Thu Feb 14, 2013 12:07 pm

Applying with two criminal dismissals 172/3.1, Tulane/LSU

Postby Louisiana2017 » Thu Feb 14, 2013 12:41 pm

I am seeking advice and opinions on the extent to which following criminal issues (both dismissed) will impact my Louisiana Law School applications.

1) Pulled over for speeding in 2010. The officer found a piece of drug paraphernalia in my vehicle and cited me for speeding and possesion of drug paraphernalia. The pipe did not belong to me (I forgot that it had been left in my vehicle). The paraphernalia citation was dissmissed before arraignement , and I paid a fine for the speeding citation ONLY (I cant remember if I plead guilty or no contest to speeding- I never appeared in any court).

2) Pulled over for speeding in 2011. The officer requested a field sobriety test and I refused so I was immediately arrested on suspicion of OWI. After arraignment, the OWI charge was dismissed on the day of trial (no evidence), and I plead no contest to the speeding citation.

TRUST ME...these were lessons learned and I seriously regret my behavior.

My question is, how will these issues impact my applications? Will I be denied scholarships or even admission for this? Any advice on how best to disclose?

STATS:
LSAT:172
UGPA: 3.1 (Business Management)
2+ years full time work experience, community involvement

User avatar
A. Nony Mouse
Posts: 22846
Joined: Tue Sep 25, 2012 11:51 am

Re: Applying with two criminal dismissals 172/3.1, Tulane/LSU

Postby A. Nony Mouse » Thu Feb 14, 2013 12:44 pm

Tulane has admitted a convicted murderer, so I hardly think you'll have any problems due to your criminal dismissals.

User avatar
lawhopeful10
Posts: 984
Joined: Tue Jul 24, 2012 2:29 pm

Re: Applying with two criminal dismissals 172/3.1, Tulane/LSU

Postby lawhopeful10 » Thu Feb 14, 2013 12:57 pm

you refused the breathalyzer and got the charge dismissed. I thought once you refuse its basically the same as admitting to driving drunk. Or when you get pulled over and you know you gonna blow numbers is the best choice always to refuse the test and take you chances, I'm curious.

edit: o i just noticed you refused the field sobriety test not a breathalyzer. Were you not given a blood test or forced to take a breathalyzer once you were detained?

User avatar
Rahviveh
Posts: 2271
Joined: Mon Aug 06, 2012 12:02 pm

Re: Applying with two criminal dismissals 172/3.1, Tulane/LSU

Postby Rahviveh » Thu Feb 14, 2013 1:00 pm

is there a reason you're only considering these schools. You have a solid shot at the lower T-14 with those numbers.

User avatar
lawhopeful10
Posts: 984
Joined: Tue Jul 24, 2012 2:29 pm

Re: Applying with two criminal dismissals 172/3.1, Tulane/LSU

Postby lawhopeful10 » Thu Feb 14, 2013 1:01 pm

ok well im curious in a purely academic sense, so if anyone wants to PM me any information on this I am curious. Didn't mean to create a potential conflict.

Louisiana2017
Posts: 4
Joined: Thu Feb 14, 2013 12:07 pm

Re: Applying with two criminal dismissals 172/3.1, Tulane/LSU

Postby Louisiana2017 » Thu Feb 14, 2013 1:21 pm

Thanks Wormfather.

Champagne, I wont be applying until this fall and may consider adding a few schools to the list, but I know I want to practice in Louisiana and feel like LSU and Tulane are the best bets are far as potential scholarship money.

Lawhopeful, strictly for academic purposes: I was asked to take a breathalyzer after arrest and refused it. I dont know what this means in the application of the law, but the OWI charge was definitely dismissed.

Sweetlady75
Posts: 54
Joined: Sun Nov 04, 2012 7:25 pm

Re: Applying with two criminal dismissals 172/3.1, Tulane/LSU

Postby Sweetlady75 » Thu Feb 14, 2013 1:27 pm

Louisiana2017 wrote:Thanks Wormfather.

Champagne, I wont be applying until this fall and may consider adding a few schools to the list, but I know I want to practice in Louisiana and feel like LSU and Tulane are the best bets are far as potential scholarship money.

Lawhopeful, strictly for academic purposes: I was asked to take a breathalyzer after arrest and refused it. I dont know what this means in the application of the law, but the OWI charge was definitely dismissed.



I don't think it would hurt you. I know someone with a similar situation. He just wrote a statement stating the charges that were brought against him and the date that all charges were dismissed. Some schools may ask for you to provided court documentation of the case dismissals.

User avatar
Rahviveh
Posts: 2271
Joined: Mon Aug 06, 2012 12:02 pm

Re: Applying with two criminal dismissals 172/3.1, Tulane/LSU

Postby Rahviveh » Thu Feb 14, 2013 1:28 pm

Louisiana2017 wrote:Thanks Wormfather.

Champagne, I wont be applying until this fall and may consider adding a few schools to the list, but I know I want to practice in Louisiana and feel like LSU and Tulane are the best bets are far as potential scholarship money.

Lawhopeful, strictly for academic purposes: I was asked to take a breathalyzer after arrest and refused it. I dont know what this means in the application of the law, but the OWI charge was definitely dismissed.


Sounds good, just wanted to make sure you were aware you are competitive for the T14

grapefruits
Posts: 181
Joined: Fri Jan 11, 2013 7:13 pm

Re: Applying with two criminal dismissals 172/3.1, Tulane/LSU

Postby grapefruits » Thu Feb 14, 2013 1:43 pm

A. Nony Mouse wrote:Tulane has admitted a convicted murderer, so I hardly think you'll have any problems due to your criminal dismissals.


TCR

lutcf2021
Posts: 94
Joined: Thu Nov 10, 2011 8:26 pm

Re: Applying with two criminal dismissals 172/3.1, Tulane/LSU

Postby lutcf2021 » Wed Feb 20, 2013 3:45 pm

What does TCR mean? Sorry to hijack. Trying to understand the lingo.

elliephant
Posts: 11
Joined: Wed Jan 30, 2013 7:39 pm

Re: Applying with two criminal dismissals 172/3.1, Tulane/LSU

Postby elliephant » Thu Feb 21, 2013 12:20 am

TCR= the correct response.

And I agree. As long as you don't try to hide the charges, Louisiana schools would not only admit you, but probably offer you full-tuition based off of your LSAT score alone.




Return to “What are my chances?”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: latif, Pozzo, roboyle and 1 guest