« on: October 26, 2007, 04:55:22 PM »
I pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor, possession of a false identification, a few years ago. I was picking some friends up from a dorm and was pulled over for failing to signal a turn. There was alcohol in the car, which warranted a search. When the police searched my car, they found my fake i.d. The city gave me the option of only pleading guilty to the minor in possession or taking the fake i.d. and the traffic violation. My lawyer informed me that it would be best to take the fake i.d. and the traffic violation to keep an alcohol-related misdeamenor off my record. Although the alcohol possession never went on my record, do I have to mention it when I explain the incident on my application. It is a pretty significant detail and the story would make a lot more sense if I mentioned it, but since it did not go on my record, would it better to leave out? I would appreciate any advice you could offer. Thanks.