I’m currently employed with a government contractor. I have a Secret clearance with SAP (all granted in 2016). Everything was just great… until I got pulled over by the police last year (2017) on the way home from work due to an error from the police. I was arrested and charged with “resisting arrest”. At the first opportunity, I’ve reported the incident to the designated FSO. Fast forward to 2018, my trial took place with what appeared to be a “back-the-blue” kangaroo jury (so much for speedy and fair trial…), in which I was found guilty and convicted. I’m currently in the appeal process for this conviction. Once again, I’ve communicated all these details with my FSO.
In the meantime, a great opportunity was made available for me, which requires a TS/SCI clearance. If selected for an interview, my employer will typically request for me to fill a security questionnaire in which one of the questions will be “have you been arrested in the last 7 years?”.
I have a gut feeling that if I answer that question truthfully, I’ll be completely weeded out of the hiring process, but I’m sure there has to be a way to mitigate any concerns with the injustice that was placed upon me.
My question is, do I even have a chance to obtain a TS/SCI, or don’t even waste my/their time?