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Law School Admissions / Arrests Addendum
« on: February 25, 2014, 12:46:15 PM »
Hey, guys. Please feel free to correct and critique where you see fit. I'm already treading on thin ice, so i would like to make it as presentable as possible. Thank you!

Addendum: Character and Fitness

On August 10, 2001, I was arrested for shop lifting at a NYC department store. I was charged with petit larceny and received an adjournment in contemplation of dismissal (ACD) with the condition of staying out of trouble for 6 months. The case was dismissed and sealed as of 2/08/2002.

On November 20, 2003, I was arrested for jumping the turnstile at a NYC train station. I received a desk appearance ticket (DAT) and an adjournment in contemplation of dismissal (ACD) with the condition of staying out of trouble for 6 months. The case was dismissed and sealed as of 6/16/2004.

On October 29, 2005, I was arrested for possession of marijuana. I was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana and received an adjournment in contemplation of dismissal (ACD) with the condition of staying out of trouble for 6 months. The case was dismissed and sealed as of 7/01/2006.

On August 13, 2012, I was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated. I was charged with reckless driving and driving while intoxicated, but the charges were reduced to a vehicle and traffic law violation driving while impaired. My license was suspended for 90 days; I was ordered to pay a $500 fine and had to complete a Drinking Driving Program. I fulfilled all the requirements and the case is now closed.

It is difficult to sit here today and ask not to be judged for my past indiscretions, especially when I have an offense dating back as recent as 2012, but I earnestly believe that they do not define me. Throughout my youth I made some misguided and idiotic decisions. Since then, I have made great strides in my maturation process, from 2006 until present. While the DUI in 2012 was an egregious error in judgment, it was a temporary deviation from the positive direction I had been trending, and does not accurately represent the person I am today. I take complete ownership of each transgression and continue to barter my yesterdays for my tomorrows.

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