I’m about to apply for my first job that requires a security clearance. I’m currently 31 years old, and I’m a bit worried about a few charges I had in my late teens. Nearly 12 years ago I was charged with a FELONY eluding a police officer. It was later reduced in court to a misdemeanor, and I served 3 months for driving on a suspended license. That’s the one of many charges I’ve had that I’m concerned about. I live in Virginia where they will charge you with 3 to 4 charges for just one incident. My other concern is that some of the records in VA have been lost due to “something” happening. So when I do the state search, only two charges appear.
My first question is, is there anywhere I can pay for a FBI criminal history search?
Second question, what’s my likelihood of gaining a security clearance?
I’ve grown so much since my adolescent years, have been trouble free, and have three veterans and current federal employees to list as references when submitting my paperwork. I’ve worked really hard at this thing called life, and I’d hate to be judged on something so long ago when I was nearly a child.
Thanks for all input and advice in advance.