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Isaac
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Re: character and fitness question
« Reply #5 on: May 19th, 2006, 1:03pm »
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Not all murder is premeditated and thus might not involve a calculated assessment of the worth of a human life.  In fact you must have had a fairly specific situation in mind to bring up property.
 
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Re: character and fitness question
« Reply #6 on: May 19th, 2006, 1:39pm »
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I didn't bring up property.  You brought up theft, which is the taking of personal property.
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Re: character and fitness question
« Reply #7 on: May 19th, 2006, 2:35pm »
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I mistook your comment.
 
But in light of my new understanding, I think an explanation would be that the bar does not consider not giving a thief or a murderer a license to be additional punishment, but an administrative decision based on how the person is likely to behave after being licensed.  It may be easier to believe that a person who commits a murder in the heat of passion won't do so again than to believe that a cold calculating thief won't steal again.
 
Given that rationale, the bar would not be weighing the severity of crimes in making their decision.
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Re: character and fitness question
« Reply #8 on: May 19th, 2006, 8:52pm »
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All I know is that my sister got a D.U.I. eight years ago; seriously, she was only 21 at the time.  She applied at a much different stage in her life.  At the hearings, the board asked her very detailed questions about the arrest.  Of course, after  8 years, it was fuzzy - unfortunately, they took the lack of memory as a lack of "candor."  It really upset me.  My sister is one of the most ambitious and honest people that I know.  She actually had forgotten the exact wording of the arresting officer.  It really was a one time incident and she had changed since college.  She got arrested coming back from a Florida State football game; they were only two blocks from their hotel.  I don't approve the behavior, but she really was different from her 21st birthday.  
 
O.K., I apologize for the rant.
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Re: character and fitness question
« Reply #9 on: May 22nd, 2006, 6:57pm »
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I refuse to believe that not a single person here has a misdemeanor charge and dealt with the OED about it.  If you don't feel like admitting it in the forum, could someone at least PM me and let me know how long their character inquiry took?  thanks.
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