I have been with the same Federal agency for 18 1/2 years - going for my sixth position within the agency. This is the first time I’m getting a full security clearance (previously it was just lower level background checks).
I plead no contest and received deferred adjudication for a Class A misdemeanor - Assault/Family Violence, which included one year probation. The case was dismissed after I completed the year of deferred adjudication/community supervision. Court date was August 1999 and dismissal date was September 2000. The claimant was a relative, but not one that is listed in Question 22.2 (child, dependent, cohabitant, spouse, former spouse, or someone who you share a child in common).
Specifically the question reads - “Have you ever been convicted of an offense involving domestic violence or a crime of violence (such as battery or assault) against your child, dependent, cohabitant, spouse, former spouse, or someone with whom you share a child in common?”
The question is - do I list it on the SF86 or not? I’m afraid if I don’t list it, that it will come up in the investigation. But then it really doesn’t fit the question to include it. The issue has not come up in any of my previous Federal background checks.
Thanks for any help.