Yes--it's an issue for character and fitness once you pass the bar but it should happen!
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Yes you can. You will need to disclose all criminal charges to the bar when you apply to be licensed. If you are charged with a crime after you are admitted, then you do not have to do anything until there is a conviction. to be double sure check the biennial application for your law license in NYS.
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I am a former federal and State prosecutor and now handle criminal defense and personal injury/civil rights cases. Feel free to check out my web site and contact me at (212) 577-9797 or via email at Eric@RothsteinLawNY.com. I was named to the Super Lawyers list as one of the top attorneys in New York for 2012. No more than 5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by Super Lawyers. The above answer is for informational purposes only and not meant as legal advice.
Yes. There are criminal convictions you can have and still earn a law degree and be licensed. State Bar examiners look at applications and convictions on a case by case basis.
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