I have been hired as a contractor working for DOS. I have recently filled out SF-85P and SF85P-S supplemental form for Moderate Risk Public trust. I do not know which tier investigation this will be. I was expecting OF-306 but it wasn’t there in the package. I have also submitted my finger prints FD-258.
I have an expunged misdemeanor charge back in 2010. I got it officially expunged by state which means charge would show as dismissed now. I did not disclose this as the question was only for past 7 years. Apart from that I do not have any other issues e.g. financial, alcohol/drug, employment. etc.
Can someone please shed some light on what to expect. Form my colleagues I know that first step would be interim and then final clearance.
Would I get a call from an investigator for details about the charge as I am assuming it would show up in fingerprints?
Do they call during interim clearance investigation or latter on?
What should I expect in the call, how much detail should I go into regarding the charge?
Do investigators pull the police report in this kind of clearance? Neither me nor my lawyer who presented me in 2010 has the police report now. I have tried obtaining it recently but I was told I need a subpoena or court order. I have also moved to another state. I am nervous about the details as I do not remember every single one now.
I have prepared a simple answer that shows I take responsibility of what happened and how I have mitigated in he last 9 years. would this be enough or do the investigator expect the full chain of events that led to the charge?
Should I contact a security clearance lawyer to help me in the interview?
Any help would be much appreciated. Thank you.