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Many law schools consider criminal history when you’re applying for law school. There may be even be places on the application for you to list criminal convictions and charges. Reckless driving in Virginia is a Class 1 Misdemeanor. That means that even by simply getting the reckless driving ticket that you are currently facing, you may have to report that on your actual application, and can certainly, if they ask about criminal convictions, you would need to report a conviction for reckless driving on your application.
This is why if you’re facing a reckless driving ticket in Virginia, you definitely need to contact me so we can discuss the possibilities of getting a different outcome in your case. Depending upon the overall facts of your case, many outcomes may be possible, such as getting the charge reduced to a minor speeding ticket, or maybe even having the charge dismissed completely.
If your law school application simply asks about criminal convictions, and we can have your reckless driving charge amended to something like speeding or dismissed completely, then you would not need to report that charge on the law school application.
However, if the application asks about any criminal charges, and you have been charged of reckless driving even if the charge was actually later dismissed, you would still have to report that as a charge on your application, because you were in fact accused of the crime of reckless driving.
As you can see, getting in front of this situation is very smart, so you can try to minimize the damage at the very least, and try to minimize the reporting requirements that you might have on your law school application. If this is a situation that you find yourself in, definitely contact me today so we can discuss your options at how I can help.
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