If I was caught selling drugs but not convicted of a crime, can I still join the military?

When Iwas 16/17 years old, I was caught selling drugs to some friends. I was not arrested but Iwas given a citation and suspended from school for 4 days. My district attorney dismissed the case and I was not convicted. Will this bar me from joining the military?

Asked on November 11, 2011 under Criminal Law, California


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Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

If you were never convicted of a crime with respect to the drug issue as a minor there should be nothing negative as to this showing up on a background check upon you.

As such, the prior incident involving you that you write about should not bar you from entering the military. Good luck.

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