Your application to law school, will state that you need to provide all convictions. If you paid a a fine, or other than you should list these on your application. Failure to be totally honest on an application is not nearly as bad as completing law school only to find out that because you did not honestly report your right to take the bar exam is forfeit. A detailed backround check is done prior to obtaining permission to sit for the bar. The results of that search can be compared against your law school application. The detailed backround check is done with all you identifying information.
If you are uncertain it is best to speak with a school counselor. What hurts is not the relatively minor violation, but rather the hiding of the violation.
Please be aware that my answer is not legal advice, it is merely information and no attorney client relationship has been formed. You should always contact a local attorney for legal advice.
Is this something I could get expunged? Or would that not matter because the background check to sit for the bar can view that as well?
Yu must report items that were expunged as well. Do noit be afraid of the review. Your violations are minor. Hiding a violation is considered dishionesty, and the profession does noit need dishonest lawyers. Yur missing the picture, disclosure is helpful not harmful.
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