Okay, we just imagine you might be a student with the Past. The past that had some problems that are already solved. These problems could be police “relationships” or even this could be a case in a jail. This is the past. One is gone. You should always remember that, not to repeat the mistakes ever again, but do not load the committee of the college you are applying to with the thesis on how helpful the jail presence was for you. They will accept that, and agree, but you wont pass next, I am afraid. It is simple and sounds reasonable – just find other arguments why they got to pick you up among the other thousands of applicants. It may be your good professional skills, good academic rewards in the past too, or anything else the common admission essay has. No jails, no police, no justice problems. Okay?