I just summited my sf86 form need help with my past and will it effect me


#1

hi I just was offered a position from a government contractor and it requires me to pass a background check and a sf86 form. I am currently employed and have never had a gap of employment since my 18th birthday im going to be 25 in August. I was with my first company for 6 years and left for my current employer as a career change. I was top in customer service achieved many awards and was a top performer on my reviews I left on great terms. When I was 17 I pled nolo with a felony assault was charged as an adult. In my state its not a criminal conviction. There was no harm done to property or him and I didn't have to pay restitution. I did 5 years probation and anger management classes. no jail time. I was never in trouble before or after I made a mistake as a kid and have learned from that. there is no excuse for what I did at the time my mother was dieing from cancer I wasn't in the best of mindset. I have excellent credit. I don't drink or do any drugs. I have a family now. I have never been late with any bills I have no missed or late payments. It has been 7 years since will this effect me getting a clearance or should I be worried thanks!


#2

As long as you have disclosed the conviction and provide the same explanation that you have provided here with supporting documentation of the completion of the probation requirements there is a good chance it can be mitigated. Adjudicators look at the age of the individual when the conduct occurred, circumstances, time elapsed since then, and rehabilitation.