I have just passed the interim public trust clearance with moderate risk and it is being adjudicated. I had no criminal history up until three days ago when I was arrested under 14510/CRIM MISCHIEF. The attorney at the court said that the charge will most likely be lowered to a misdemeanor (can be sealed after six months) or best case scenario, a violation. I was released the next day and asked to appear in court in June. My questions are:
- I have just started my job, and I have indicated my arrest (without conviction) on one of the forms I had to fill out on the first day of my job. Do I have to officially report the arrest to the security office?
- Since I still have to show up in court and I have not been convicted, will the arrest affect my clearance thus my job?
- How will the court decision affect my clearance, in terms of class D Felony, misdemeanor, and Violation?
- This job is very important to me. Im a very dedicated individual. The arrest was domestic dispute related and no one was injured. What can I do at this point to salvage the situation?
Your help and response is greatly appreciated!