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Adjudication Withheld, trying to apply for Law enforcement job

Discussion in 'Alternative Dispute Resolution' started by longshotx, Mar 27, 2011.

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  1. longshotx

    longshotx Law Topic Starter New Member

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    Basically I got a misdemeanor petty theft charge, and took the plea bargain instead of going to trial. The final disposition of the case was adjudication withheld. I successfully completed community service and I've since been trouble free. In terms of the law this was my only incident. Anyhow, to get straight to the point I was trying to apply for a job as I'll soon be graduating with a criminal justice degree. I wanted to intern for the local sheriff's office over the summer and then apply for Law school. How much will this charge hurt me? Should I bother with getting it sealed? Any other information you can provide would be greatly appreciated. Below I have listed the major parts of the volunteer application.


    Disqualifications
    Any misdemeanor conviction, including pleas of nolo
    contendere, involving perjury or a false statement
     Any misdemeanor conviction within the last 5 years,
    involving:
    *Domestic Violence or Battery
    *Abuse of a child , elderly or disabled person
    *DUI

    Since my case was not related to perjury, Domestic violence, etc it sounds like that I can still apply but I just wanted to be sure. Again thanks.
     
  2. army judge

    army judge Super Moderator

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    You can apply. I see no bar. Ultimately, the agency will decide. As adjudication was withheld I suspect your conviction not to be a bar to the internship. It certainly won't inhibit your bar admission later, or law school entrance now. I know attorneys that have done far worse and were granted bar admisdion, as long as they disclosed their deed. Good luck.
     
  3. longshotx

    longshotx Law Topic Starter New Member

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    I appreciate you prompt reply.
     

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