I applied to law school and for get to disclose it ? What should I do
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It depends what the law school was asking. If the school asked about any convictions then obviously the answer was no. If the question was whether you were arrested then the answer was yes and you need to disclose it. Law schools may or may not ask. However, when you apply to the Florida Bar they will certainly inquire whether you have had any arrests.
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I agree with Mr. Trabin. It depends on what the law school application asked. On employment, school, and professional licensing applications, it always depends on the question asked.
If you have been granted admission to the school, and your answer was erroneous, you should correct it. It may not make any difference, but an erroneous answer could reflect on your character and fitness for admission to the bar even if a truthful answer would not have caused a problem.
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If the question asked for any arrests, then you should send an addendum clarifiying your previous answer.
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I agree with my colleagues and I would also want to add that at this point in time YOU SHOULD NOT petition the court to seal/expunge your record. The reason for this is because when you apply for admission to the Florida Bar they will make you un-seal it and this is a hastle. Since the arrest was not serious and it was dismissed you should not make it serious by not telling the absolute 100 percent truth about it.
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