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criminal possession of a controlled substance (Heroin)
« on: July 03, 2008, 09:25:36 PM »
I plead guilty to penal code 220.16 criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree (heroin)in 2007 as a youthful defender and was given 5 years probation no felony. However, I am now an outstanding student and was wondering if i would be admitted into a law school with this background?

I also was given this plead (after several other offers)  because of my outstanding performance in high school/college but I am now a junior and expecting to graduate in 2010 and I really would like to attend law school. I am an intern for a congress member as well.

I grew up in a drug infected environment/family (New York city/Harlem) which clouded my decision making at times. I am a foster child and I grew up without parents and thought my life was over so i turned to drugs in my need of support. However, i learned a lot from my mistakes which lead me to law. So, if anyone can provide any information in regards to admission to law school it would be gladly appreciated. Thank you

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Re: criminal possession of a controlled substance (Heroin)
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2008, 10:15:48 PM »
I plead guilty to penal code 220.16 criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree (heroin)in 2007 as a youthful defender and was given 5 years probation no felony. However, I am now an outstanding student and was wondering if i would be admitted into a law school with this background?

I also was given this plead (after several other offers)  because of my outstanding performance in high school/college but I am now a junior and expecting to graduate in 2010 and I really would like to attend law school. I am an intern for a congress member as well.

I grew up in a drug infected environment/family (New York city/Harlem) which clouded my decision making at times. I am a foster child and I grew up without parents and thought my life was over so i turned to drugs in my need of support. However, i learned a lot from my mistakes which lead me to law. So, if anyone can provide any information in regards to admission to law school it would be gladly appreciated. Thank you

If you refrain from engaging in any further illegal activity, I think you will be ok. In fact, your struggles throughout life could serve as an excellent topic for a personal statement if portrayed in an appropriate manner. If you focus on how you came from an environment riddled with rampant drug use, momentarily became a product of that environment, but learned from your mistakes and persevered to become a top student and congressional intern...that this would serve as one of the most compelling personal statements an admissions committee member could come across.

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Re: criminal possession of a controlled substance (Heroin)
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2008, 10:43:10 PM »
i think you'll be okay if you remember to FULLY DISCLOSE the situation.
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Re: criminal possession of a controlled substance (Heroin)
« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2009, 11:25:06 PM »
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