Fairfield, CT asked in Criminal Law and Cannabis & Marijuana Law for Connecticut

Q: Charged with pos. of <1/2oz cannabis in CT and was given a nolo contendre. Do I have to report this on an application?

Application is for US Patent Bar. Question states: "Have you ever been arrested, charged, or held by Federal, State, or other law enforcement authorities for any violation of any Federal or State law, or any country or municipal law, regulation, or ordinance? If YES, provide a detailed statement setting forth all relevant facts and dates along with verified copies of relevant documents.

The charge was dismissed ~11mo. ago so expungement is out of the question at the moment. Do I still have to report this? If so, what relevant documents must I provide?

Thank you.

1 Lawyer Answer
Allan F. Friedman
Allan F. Friedman
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  • Stamford, CT
  • Licensed in Connecticut

A: YES you have to report it. Lying on an application to a bar is an offense worse than possession of marijuana - be truthful and consult an attorney who works on bar applications

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