I came across your blog, and I was hoping you could help me answer a question. When I was a juvenile, I was charged with a possession of alcohol. Then, in the spirit of Halloween, I got really into character and was charged with impersonating a police officer. Those were both juvenile offenses. Both charges were dismissed after I completed some sort of pre-trial intervention a/k/a probabation. I also received a minor consumption during my rip-roaring college party days.
An attorney, a judge, and the employees at "juvie hall" said that I didn't need to tell anyone on any applications about my juvenile indiscretions. And, I didn't mention them on my law school applications. The applications didn't even specifically ask for juvenile issues anyways. Either way, I am completing my 3L year as we speak. I was going over bar applications for two states I might end up practicing in and they both pretty much ask for details pertaining to even the slightest accusation from one's juvenile and adult years. That means, I will have to disclose the juvenile incidents, and that in turn will create a discrepancy between my school application and character/fitness interview. So, the real question is, should I tell my school 3 years deep into my education that I made an omission absent mindedly; or should I disclose to the character and fitness committee? Or both? Or neither? It is rumored that my school expels people for lesser indiscretions, even slight violations that may be academic or disciplinary in nature. I think I've got a better shot with just telling the C&F committee and picking up a censure.
Either way, I guess I really don't know what to expect, and I would appreciate your input. Thank you for any time and assistance you can lend to this situation.