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Felony and attending law school

dex

Re: Felony and attending law school
« Reply #30 on: June 05, 2004, 10:36:09 PM »
MORAL TURPITUDE = Conduct contrary to honesty, modesty or good morals.

More broadly,

(1) That element and personal misconduct in the private and social duties which a person owes to his fellow human beings or to society in general, which characterizes the act done as an act of baseness, vileness or depravity, and contrary to the accepted and customary rule of right and duty between two human beings.

(2) Conduct done knowingly contrary to justice, honesty or good morals.

(3) Intentional, knowing or reckless conduct causing bodily injury to another or intentional, knowing or reckless conduct which, by physical menace, put another in fear of imminent serious bodily injury.

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Re: Felony and attending law school
« Reply #31 on: June 06, 2004, 08:28:50 AM »
I would think that being intoxicated while driving would be a definition of moral turpitude.  I wonder why lawyers, lawyers in recovery, and some state bars have said otherwise?

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Re: Felony and attending law school
« Reply #32 on: June 06, 2004, 05:15:51 PM »
I would think that being intoxicated while driving would be a definition of moral turpitude.  I wonder why lawyers, lawyers in recovery, and some state bars have said otherwise?

Arc87

I agree with your statement...How is being drunk and driving NOT knowingly contrary to justice, honesty or good morals?


Re: Felony and attending law school
« Reply #33 on: June 07, 2004, 05:58:35 PM »
Simple DUI is not CMT. Aggravated DUI (felony) definetely is.

Re: Felony and attending law school
« Reply #34 on: June 13, 2004, 05:09:29 PM »
Much of all this stuff depends on the specific state where you'll apply for the license. But, of course, it does not hurt to know the general principles applying in such cases.

Re: Felony and attending law school
« Reply #35 on: June 17, 2004, 05:55:52 PM »
Being a criminal, I have heard, is a first-hand requirement to become a lawyer.

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Re: Felony and attending law school
« Reply #36 on: June 20, 2004, 06:52:03 PM »
Simple DUI is not CMT. Aggravated DUI (felony) definetely is.


Can you give me some concrete details. I have spoken with several attorneys and have never heard this.  If you are correct I would pull out of applying to law school.

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Re: Felony and attending law school
« Reply #37 on: June 20, 2004, 06:54:51 PM »
Simple DUI is not CMT. Aggravated DUI (felony) definetely is.


also the charge is not aggravated.  It is intoxication assault.

I believe any conviction of an aggravated nature is CMT and carries mandatory prison time.


Re: Felony and attending law school
« Reply #38 on: November 29, 2004, 06:27:43 PM »
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Being a criminal, I have heard, is a first-hand requirement to become a lawyer.

It'd be more correct to say, a "small-time criminal". 

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Re: Felony and attending law school
« Reply #39 on: December 15, 2004, 02:35:14 PM »
Bro

you gotta stop that *&^%. I know breaking trends can be tough, but if you want law you got to walk away from that life.