I was 18 at the time when it happened. It was at a mall and I stole some lotion that was over $50 from jcpenney. It is the only thing on my record and it has been about 6 years now since. I have grown so much as a person since then and have learned from what I've done. It's almost time for me to apply to the dental program but I'm afraid this will effect me from getting in. Any advice? Do you think there would be any issues?
Please check your dental program requirements. If you have a certification agency, call the agency and verify with them.
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I changed the practice area to criminal defense because your case should not be a juvenile one if you were 18 at the time. Ultimately, the short answer to your question is maybe. You need to consult your program about requirements and any licensing or accrediting agencies at the state level if your desired profession requires some sort of license or permit to perform. Often times, it can be difficult to obtain licensing with a misdemeanor crime of moral turpitude, but that doesn't mean it's impossible for you. The important thing, moving forward, is to emphasize how this crime occurred 6 years ago, when you were just 18 years old, and how you are a much more responsible and mature individual now than you were then. Good luck to you.
These comments are meant to provide some general information and DO NOT constitute legal advice and DO NOT create an attorney-client relationship. I would highly encourage anyone seeking legal advice to contact a qualified attorney in your jurisdiction for legal advice.
Rather than simply checking with the relevant health care licensing authorities, you may wish to obtain a qualified health care licensing lawyer to advise you and to advocate for you.
All the best to you.
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