OLD ARREST RECORD AND PUBLIC TRUST


#1

Hello all. In 2011 I was arrested for a bounce check. I helped a college friend pay a “paycheck” into my account as he’s leaving for his home country. i did and then there was no issue for months until I was home one day and was arrested. I hired an attorney that asked me to make restitution and I wasn’t convicted as the whole situation played out quite strangely and led to an arrest. The attorney requested to put my case in a stet docket and after 2 months he got the case closed and expunged as well as my arrest record. Will this prevent me from acquiring a public trust clearance. i filled out an SF85P, my credit score is a 744, no other issue relating law enforcement or even tickets. Will this affect my clearance. I’m guessing mine is a high risk pub trust ( not sure). Please advise! This is with a federal government client. Thanks


#2

If that is all you have then it will not be an issue. You will still need to disclose the arrest if it falls within scope of any questions.


#3

Thank you so much. I have been worried about it. How long does it take to acquire the Public trust?


#4

I submitted my eqip Nov 6th and was granted PT on Nov 27th. I guess it depends how busy the agency is. I didn’t get any feedback from the investigation while it was ongoing so I had to just sit on my hands.