When I was 15 years old I had been charged with marijuana for sale. Also while I was on DEJ I followed all the rules and, was clean every test. I have also been clean for 3 years and 6 months. I was told this charge would never be on my record, but I'am not sure so any help I would really appreciate. I was never arrested, I was given a ticket saying the court would contact me when this happened. If that helps.Also this is the only thing I had ever done to be in trouble, and since this have never been it trouble with the law.
As a technical matter, you would not be eligible to enlist as your interaction with law enforcement (a conviction is not required, sealed records notwithstanding) for drug sales makes you ineligible in any service.
As practical matter, the local recruiting district commander COULD give you a waiver for the previous drug sale matter, and allow you to enlist.
Unfortunately, I believe it highly unlikely the commander would grant such a waiver--the wars are winding down; Congress is requiring the Service Components to reduce their expenses (that means reduce the number of people in each service). As a result, each service is turning down its demand signal to recruiters and one of the first responses is for recruiters to raise the 'quality' of recruits. Any drug related activity is grounds to decline to enlist an individual.
If you are to have any chance, it lies with the recruiters. Go speak with several from different branches, tell them what happened and what the courts did. If the recruiters won't take you, you won't be able to enlist.
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Great to hear you want to serve. Speak with a recruiter. Be honest and upfront. You will need a waiver. It's possible you could get one. Unclear how possible. You will need to ask. Best of luck.
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