So I have an interesting/terrible dilemma. My summer externship applications for the AG/City Attorney/District Court(s) have a question at the end that specifically states: Have you ever been convicted of a criminal offense or do you currently have a criminal case pending? I got arrested for DUI 8 months ago. No charges have been filed yet, and no court date has been set. I have yet to see a judge. The statute of limitations on prosecution here for DUI is one year. (Please spare me the insults, I know it was idiotic.) Is this technically a "pending" criminal case? I think the general rule is disclose/disclose/disclose, but if I don't have to, I don't want to. I'm very worried that despite my good grades, I will be overlooked because of it. Any advice from the learned LSD population is greatly appreciated.
Thanks so much for the replies. Not what I was hoping for, but I would rather do the right thing. As for the earlier question, no, I was never arraigned. Released and never (as of yet) charged. Oh well, lie in the bed you make I suppose. On a side note, I have a 1 page area to "explain". Should I make note of the fact that I haven't been charged? That I was arrested for "suspicion" of DUI?
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