Rockville, MD asked in Criminal Law and Employment Law for Maryland

Q: federal ID application with a misdemeanor conviction (10 years ago)

Situation: In 2007, two counts of assault convictions were made (total 120 days sentence, suspended). All fines and parole were finished in 2009. No other charges or convictions exist.

Now 2022, Applying for CAC ID with a fingerprint for federal access. Tier1 position previously NACI (low-risk sensitivity position) background check.

Q) Will be the application for federal ID denied due to the single-time misdemeanor convictions back in 2007?

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1 Lawyer Answer
Scott Scherr
Scott Scherr
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Towson, MD
  • Licensed in Maryland

A: You will be eligible for expungement 15 years after the end of probation/parole which looks like it will be in 2024. If you received probation before judgment, it can be expungement now. They will definitely see the conviction in the background check. All you can do is be honest and disclose it and then see what happens.

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