I figured I would come back and update, as I am sure a few of you have noticed my plethora posts (all the anxietyyyy). People rarely come back to update others, so I figured I would incase anyone else is in the same boat; trying to get an interim w/ a criminal charge.
I was granted a interim clearance (secret, non-critical) w/in the DOD with a less than year old criminal charge (dismissed misdemeanor). I was very surprised as it only took a week to get the interim after it was sent to OPM. I took the advice of others on this forum and listed in detail about the charge and highlighted mitigating factors in the comments section. I also uploaded a copy of the court disposition of the dismissed charge to e-qip, as it was recently dismissed and I was nervous it would pose a problem.
Thanks to those that have answered my questions previously; I don’t think I would have gotten the interim without the great advice from the experts on here. I know I still have to get the final clearance, but this is one speed bump that I am happy to get over.