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Security Clearance 1

Posted by attorney Philip Cave
Filed under: Military law

Do you have or need a security clearance? If you do then you should know that certain types of convictions may bar you from keeping or getting a clearance.

Have a conviction for which you have been sentenced to one year in jail? You need to know about the disqualifications based on certain types of prior criminal conduct or mental health issues. Doesn’t matter if you already have a security clearance or how long you’ve had one. Note that the Bond Amendment, not the Smith Amendment, is now the current rule on security clearances for people who have drug involvement, convictions, and dishonorable discharges. Note that persons denied a clearance because of the “Smith Amendment" may reapply for a clearance if they would not be barred under the “Bond Amendment," and their employee wants you in a cleared position.

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