Public Trust and Misdemeanor


#1

I have a security clearance and I am interviewing for a job that requires a public trust. I pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor offense about 10 years ago. Will reinvestigation yield clearance revoke and public trust denial?


#2

I don't think it would be an issue for the public trust... but as far as the security clearance goes, did you disclose this misdemeanor when you filled out the paperwork? If not then you may have some explaining to do.


#3

What is the misdemeanor for?

Also, keep in mind that criminal disclosure on public trust only goes back 7 years so if you plead 10 years ago then you aren't required to disclose.