Wow, sorry, no advice here.
But a 1.6 million B&E when you were 17? That didn't result in a conviction until 5 years later? I'd buy you an evening's worth of beers to hear that story.
Take this with a grain of salt, but wow, I'm thinking that'd be an attention grabbing personal statement. Unfortunately, it might be held against you, but I sure know that once somebody opened with, "My life changed forever when I was convicted of breaking and entering in a 1.6 million dollar heist at the age of 17." Might be a way to spin that and show your personal growth (after all, that was a decade ago.)
At the least, maybe when you've made enough to retire as an attorney, you could write a novel based on your life.
Best of luck to you.