Class C Misdemeanor without conviction
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If your friend was adjudicated as a Youthful Offender (YO) because he was 16 but not yet 18 years old at the time of his arrest for a class C misdemeanor, he would have been found to be a youthful offender (which is a "status", not a "crime") by way of whatever class C misdemeanor was charged. His YO file should be sealed and invisible for background check purposes. Even if his YO record were discovered, it is very unlikely that he would be disqualified for military service due to being adjudicated as a YO by way of a class C misdemeanor. I think you should tell him to relax and not worry. Unless something happens to him as a result of his YO status being uncovered, there is nothing to be done about this.