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I was Charged with 155.25 and 165.40 for theft of under $100. ACD done and record sealed. I want to enlist in Army.

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I was Charged with 155.25 and 165.40 for theft of under $100. ACD done and record sealed. I want to enlist in Army as Mavni recruit. What should i do as they dont allow more than one charges?

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It appears that this is not an immigration question.

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this is not an immigration question. talk to the recruiter.

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It was one case and it was dismissed. What's your issue? Have you spoken to a recruiter?

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It really should not be an issue. It was one case and it was not a conviction. It was ALL dismissed and sealed

Joseph A. Lo Piccolo, Esq.
Immediate Past President, Criminal Courts Bar Association 11'-12'
Hession Bekoff & Lo Piccolo
1103 Stewart Ave, Suite 200
Garden City, NY 11530
516-408-3666 (o) / 516-408-3833 (f)

I am a criminal defense attorney practicing in Nassau, Suffolk and New York City. The above information is not a substitution for a meeting whereas all potential legal issues can be discussed.


Military recruiters evaluate potential recruits, and waivers are allocated, based on the underlying misconduct charged versus the actual outcome of the case. Unfortunately, in a lot of cases whether or not you are able to enlist may depend on how much effort the recruiter is willing to put forth. Currently, I have 2 clients who are working through similar issues so that they can enlist. Give me a call, I would be happy to discuss your options with you. The initial consult is always free. Good luck.


Speak with your Recruiter.

If you are on an ACD, you will need to have it terminated or wait until it is completed. Then you will have to wait 90 days to formally enlist. So again, speak to your Recruiter as soon as you can.

Best of luck from a former Marine.