It very well might. And expunging it might not be enough because the questions deal with arrests as well as convictions. A recruiter is the best person to answer your question.
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It could. Expunging your state criminal record, only means that the most people won't have access to the criminal record. Your state courts, law enforcement, and some other agencies still may. It depends on your state law. Also, arrest records are maintained by the FBI and the military departments will check the FBI data base. Expungement will not affect any information maintained in Federal data bases. Finally, some pre-trial diversion dispositions, even though ultimately dismissed, are nevertheless treated as convictions by Federal agencies. This is especially so, if, as part of the negotiated disposition, you had to admit to sufficient facts.
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And an expungement wont matter because officers usually need a security clearance, and the SF86 requires you list arrests and cases expunged and PBJ'd.
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You have to disclose to your recruiter and it will be listed on your SF 86. It depends on what else is in your background. You may need a waiver... Depending on what happened and the service
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It could. 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. Recently, I had 2 clients who I assisted working through similar issues. Give me a call, I would be happy to discuss your options with you. The initial consult is always free. Good luck.
Yes it will interfere.
Expungment MAY NOT impact the degree of interference in any way. FYI, the background investigation that will be part of your process WILL see the expungment--its doesn't simply melt away.
See an officer recruiter NOW about what is and is not possible.
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The military is, as you probably know, in the process of drastically reducing the size of the force. It is harder to get in, and harder to stay in. If everything else in your packet is good I do not think that the charges will be the deciding factor. Also, I would not wait to apply. If you are advised by a recruiter that there will be a problem, then wait for the record to be expunged.
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