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What Is The Difference Between A Dui And A Dwi?
Don'T Worry, I Have Never Been Arrested Or Have A Record, I'M Just Curious Because I'Ve Heard Both These Acronyms Used.
One Friend Of Mine Says That A Dui Is Driving Under Alcohol Intoxication While Dwi Is Driving Under The Influence Of Drugs. But Another Friend Of Mine Says It Doesn'T Matter, They'Re Both The Same. I'M Confused.
Both DUI and DWI refer to the illegal act of driving a vehicle while impaired by alcohol and/or drugs. The chief difference lies in what the letters mean. DUI designates driving under the influence, while DWI refers to driving while intoxicated. While they may sound identical on the surface, some states actually classify them as separate crimes.
If you live in a jurisdiction that classifies them separately, DUI is the lesser charge. A DUI charge denotes a lesser degree of impairment than a DWI for a driver charged with drinking and driving. Level of impairment is determined by the driver’s blood alcohol concentration (BAC) at the time of arrest. In some cases, the state may agree to a plea bargain, reducing a more serious charge of DWI to DUI. Have you been charged with DWI? If you live in a state that classifies the offenses separately and would like to have your DWI charge reduced, it is important to enlist the help of an experienced defense attorney
Can I Get A Job In A Federal Law Enforcement Agency With A Juvenile Criminal Record?
When I Was A Kid I Plead &Quot;No Contest&Quot; To A Domestic Violence Charge At The Age Of 16. I Was Placed On Juvenile Probation, And I Violated It A Few Times So I Was On It For Approximately Two Years. The Violations Were Not Cause By Crimes, Just Stupid Things Like Sneaking Out To Go To A Party. The Domestic Violence Charge Was A Misdemeanor. The People At The Local County Building Told Me That This Charge Shows Up As A &Quot;Petition&Quot; And Not A Conviction, Though I'M Not Sure What That Means.
I Would Like To Know If This Criminal Record Will Prevent Me From Getting A Law Enforcement Position At The Federal Level. I Am Currently Working On Getting A Bachelors Degree In Criminal Justice. I Do Plan On Working In A Police Department For A Number Of Years Before Attempting To Get A Job In Federal Law Enforcement.
I Already Went To The Local Police Department And The Lieutenant There Said That A Criminal Record As A Minor, As Long As The Charges And Convictions Are Misdemeanors, Would Have Little Effect If I Were Applying For A Job At A Police Department.
*** Please Note: I Am Not Legally Barred From Owning, Handling, Or Operating A Firearm Under The Lautenberg Amendment. The Amendment Does Not Affect Minors Who Commit Domestic Violence Against Their Parents. ***
It possibly will bar you. Regardless, it will make it VERY difficult for you to get a foot in the door.
The court system for juveniles is different: You don't obtain a conviction against a juvenile - you file a petition against a juvenile. (It's supposed to be a kinder/gentler system. The end result is the same, though.)
Law enforcement positions (federal or otherwise) involve an intense background investigation. Criminal history, credit reports, drug history, friends, neighbors . . . these are all fair game. Any type of assaultive behavior is a big red flag. Domestic violence is a bigger flag. Violating your probation "a few times" will be interpreted as having a flagrant disregard for authority and the law.
I'm scratching my head over the information you received from your local department. The number of applicants for law enforcement positions far exceeds the number of available jobs. They can afford to be extremely picky - and they need to hire people who will be effective witnesses in court. With your own criminal history, you would be vulnerable to attacks by defense attorneys. You would also be vulnerable to any excessive use of force claims. In short, your background would make you a potential liability.
That's not to say that you wouldn't be eligible for hire or that you would never be hired. But I would recommend a bachelors degree AND military service. I don't see that you would be a best qualified candidate if you graduated from college and then tried to start a law enforcement career. You need more to make yourself stand out.
Qualifications For Law School?
I'M A Freshman Attending A Big 10 School, And I Have Decided That I Want To Go To Law School After I Graduate From College. I Tended To Underachieve In High School (I Had The Highest Act In My Class But My Class Rank Was 103 Out Of 500), But I Plan On Taking College More Seriously. I Know That I'M Smart Enough To Succeed In A Top Law Program, But I'M Not Sure What Things I Need To Be Doing In Order To Be Accepted Into One. What Things Should I Be Doing In College In Order To Make Myself An Attractive Candidate For A Top Law Program?
1) High school GPA/resume
Will this matter when you apply to law school? Well, let me ask you something: did you save some baby mink whales while training for the 2012 Olympics? No? Then don’t worry about high school. The only part of your law school application that will be reflective of your high school experience is the undergrad that you decide to attend and to which you gain admission.
2) What should I major in?
If your goal is to set yourself up to get into the best law school you can, then you want to pick a major in which you’ll receive the highest GPA. Much more than the classes you take, the degree you receive, and the major you pick, your GPA will determine law school admissions decisions. Avoid basketweaving or Simpsons-ology and any other major will be, more or less, equal in the eyes of law schools.
I would recommend finding something in which you have a great interest, as then going to classes will be interesting and you’ll have an easier time focusing. Picking a major you love will afford you the chance to get a great GPA without having to ‘try’, as it will feel more like you’re doing something you want than trying to learn difficult and obscure material.
As a quick aside, most pre-law or legal studies programs are viewed as something as a joke by those associated with law schools. They’re generally law school lite, only without the great taste of Diet Dr. Pepper (because you kids don’t know what Miller Lite tastes like, right?). Most law professors view the knowledge gained in them (and the writing skills developed) as a detriment to a proper legal education, as you have to unlearn some of the stuff you think you know.
3) Are there any specific classes I should take in college to prepare me for law school?
You should be taking classes that focus on writing, analysis, and logic. While you’ll have to relearn how to write and analyze when you get to law school (legal research and writing is different than anything you’ll do up until then), having a baseline off of which to work (a knowledge of grammar, for instance) will give you a leg up. And logic will be the same, whether it’s in an undergrad course, the LSAT, or a class on Contract Law (which can be very logic-intensive).
4) What about this whole LSAT thing?
Your GPA is important, but your LSAT score (aka the Law SAT) is the largest factor in your application package. When the time rolls around, make sure you prepare for it. The test doesn’t ask you questions based on knowledge – it asks you questions to test your ability to think and reason. Those are skills that you can develop by properly prepping for the exam. While you’re years away from that (I repeat, you’re years away from it!), practice books, old tests, and LSAT classes are the best way to get ready for the exam that will, more or less, decide your law school fate.
Seriously, though, go do something foolish whenever you start to think about the LSAT. You shouldn’t worry about it until your Junior year.
5) And extracurriculars?
Find some extracurriculars in which you have an intense interest. Sports, drama, art, Future Farmers of America – wherever your passion lies, go for it. Pick the ones in which you have a serious interest and stick with them, building up a great resume that highlights something interesting about yourself. Fill leadership positions. That will show your potential as a leader, which is something that law schools love in their applicants.
6) Anything else?
Enjoy college. A lot. Seriously, have a good time.
But not too good of a time.
Skip those parties that you know will get busted by the cops, don’t give an officer lip if he asks you for some ID when you’re drunk, and make sure that you keep your grades up. If your average beer consumption per day is higher than your GPA, it’s time to refocus (but, on the other hand, impressive!).
And good luck!
The American Bar Association?
When Taking The Bar Exam, Is It The Same For All Type Of Lawyers? (Family, Corporate, Personal Injury Etc.) Or Does Each Type Of Lawyer Get Their Own Bar Exam?
All type of lawyers get the same, although the bar exam changes from state to state.
A Good Entertainment Attorney In San Francisco?
I Looking For An Entertainment Attorney In San Francisco To Help Me With Some Film Contracts.
If you cannot find an attorney in SF, then you wouldn't be able to find ice at the North Pole. haha Seriously, you might have to look hard for an ENTERTAINMENT lawyer in SF and might have to use a general one. Whatever you do, NEVER accept a percentage of the net profit for a movie. Many writers (Art Buchwald who was supposed to get a percentage of the "profits" from "Coming to America" a huge hit in the 80s got a big goose egg). The studios will always claim "no profits" because they pay themselves all kinds of administrative "fees" so everything went to "expenses." Ask for a percentage of the box office gross (all knowledgeable or well represented actors specify this).
What'S The Best Web Design Program For An Attorney Web Site, Given The Designer Has No Html Knowledge?
So Far, I Am Looking At Msft Expression Web Or Frontpage. I'M Going For The Most Professional Site Possible. I'D Like Cascading Titles, Etc... I Currently Use Yahoo Sitebuilder.
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