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Jun 7, 2016

I believe Q3 in the below link answers your question:
https://www.finra.org/sites/default/files/Interpre...

Jun 7, 2016

dont mention it. if it's brought up say something like "they said the charges were dropped, such and such. I was young and dumb, I've matured vastly since then." you know, seem dumbfounded then play it to your advantage.

Jun 7, 2016
Banking on Investments:

dont mention it. if it's brought up say something like "they said the charges were dropped, such and such. I was young and dumb, I've matured vastly since then." you know, seem dumbfounded then play it to your advantage.

There is no need to abase yourself for underage drinking. Tell them you used to do it all the time and the only thing that distinguishes you from the others is that you got caught. Stop putting these jobs and everything that goes along with them, e.g. interviewers, on a pedestal. You won't be disqualified for UAD -playa please.

Jun 7, 2016

agreed........don't mention it. Aparently getting kicked out of school didn't screw your gpa and education because you got into a BB.

If they say anything (which is doubtful) just say it was dropped and shouldn't have shown up and tell them it was for drinking in college. I can't imagine an offer being rescinded for drinking in college.

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Jun 7, 2016

I had a somewhat similar incident my sophomore year, although I didn't get suspended. I too went into a top BB and it didn't pose an issue at all. You'll be fine. Just be prepared to answer it should questions arise.

Jun 7, 2016

First disciplinary offense -- Underage drinking, and you were in court and suspended from college? Does this appear a little outrageous to anyone else? It takes over 10 offenses (yes this happens to people) before you start getting punished beyond fines and housing credits where I went. Was there anything else that happened along with underage drinking?

Jun 7, 2016
CompBanker:

First disciplinary offense -- Underage drinking, and you were in court and suspended from college? Does this appear a little outrageous to anyone else? It takes over 10 offenses (yes this happens to people) before you start getting punished beyond fines and housing credits where I went. Was there anything else that happened along with underage drinking?

Yeah..something is definitely up with his story, unless he went to some school like Liberty.

Jun 7, 2016

When you get arrested, you have to go to court. Nothing strange there.

As for getting suspended - yea it was harsh. Don't want to get into details, but it was all politics. It was nothing worse than drinking, and I could easily explain if I needed to.

So the consensus is that I should be OK? If it does come up and the firm is concerned, would I be given a chance to explain?

Jun 7, 2016

Could be possible. On the contrary to what everyone is saying I have heard stories of BB firms finding out a person did not disclose a felony MIP and they were promptly let go. First time offense might be different, but I wouldnt myself think any past legal trouble is no big deal.

Jun 7, 2016
Buck2210:

Could be possible. On the contrary to what everyone is saying I have heard stories of BB firms finding out a person did not disclose a felony MIP and they were promptly let go. First time offense might be different, but I wouldnt myself think any past legal trouble is no big deal.

What the fuck is a "felony MIP," you idiot? You obviously did not get the whole story here.

Jun 7, 2016

I would say it all depends on who is in charge of keeping you there. If they find out without you telling them, and they think it shows a lack of trust/morals on your part, then you could be in hot water.

However, those people are d*cks and you probably dont want to work for them anyway. I wouldnt be surprised if 80-90% of the American population participated in underage binge drinking. Personally I would just keep my mouth shut. The one person I have heard of was mouthing about it to other employees.

Jun 7, 2016
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