« on: January 25, 2005, 12:20:06 AM »
I got an underage drinking ticket my freshman year of college, 6 years ago, but when I was filling out the law school applications I checked no in the box for have you ever been convicted or plead guilty to a felony or misdeamenor because the city I got the ticket in doesn't technically consider it a misdemeanor but instead some sort of violation with a deferred sentence that is expunged in 18 months as long as you stay out of trouble. After doing so I had reconsidered and thought why not play it safe and report it anyway just in case, the problem is that when I contacted the local police station and looked in the state crime database there was no record of the arrest because I wasn't fingerprinted. Should I contact the schools I applied to and explain the incident, even though I have no information or record of it,I don't even remember which month it occured in, or should I just bank on the probability that the bar review 4 years from now in another state will be unable to find the arrest and make this a moot point? As a sidenote I have applied to various jobs in the past with thorough background checks and have never disclosed the arrest and have had no problems.