20 years ago I was arrested and charged with a felony. (theft, non violent)
In the state of MD I was able to request PBJ Probation Before Judgement. So, I was never convicted.
I got 1 year of probation and 3 years later I had the record “expunged”.
I have to explain this on my Security Clearance Application. I will be up front and tell the truth. I’d like to know the likelyhood that I am able to obtain a level 1 Confidential Clearance.
Past 20 years, no issues. maybe a minor speeding ticket or so. Excellent professional history and excellent personal references.