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third degree felony in Florida resulting in inability to join military

Discussion in 'Juvenile Crime, Law & Court' started by guestpost, Aug 16, 2013.

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  1. guestpost

    guestpost Law Topic Starter New Member

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    A friend, as a sixteen year old minor, had ajudication withheld for an overcharge of third degree felony for breaking and entering of a shed (unattached to a home) and taking about $500 of miscellaneous items (air-conditioning coils, hedge trimmer). This should more rightly been charges as a misdemeanor.

    This was a first and only offense and he is now 18 years old and will shortly graduate high school. He has completed over three times what the court required in community service; has paid restitution; has completed probation.

    He was raised in a very bad environment; had little parental supervision; and had a very spotty school attendance record. He has now completely turned his life around; does well in school; takes full responsibility for his "crime"; and has moved away from his parents and moved in with a mentor and guardian.

    However he is told that he cannot enlist in the Navy because he has a felony in his background.

    Will attempting to expunge his record help? Can anything else be done?
     
  2. army judge

    army judge Super Moderator

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    This is a juvenile offense. It shouldn't matter. I suggest he try the Coast Guard or the Air Force. He could also look into the Marines and the Army.
     

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