Re: Becoming a Police Officer with a Misdemeanor Record
Yes, you have a chance. A misdemeanor is NOT a statutory disqualification in CA. However, felony evasion (even charged as a misdemeanor) WILL raise red flags on any background. This can be tempered with steady work history, no further police contacts, and a solid academic history in the interim. Expect any background investigator to grill you on it, and also for them to focus on your maturity.
Understand that right now police jobs are highly competitive because of serious budget constraints. Perhaps things will be better in a couple of years, but the prognosis seems to be that jobs won't open up a great deal until the next round of mass retirements occur over the next 6 years (a wave of baby-boomer officers such as myself are at or near retirement age and there is an expectation for lots of retirements as we close in on 2019).
Build and maintain a solid work history, and keep the grades up. Moderate (or STOP) drinking, and any partying (if you do any of those now) and you could see this fade behind you quickly.
A Nor Cal Police Sergeant
"Make mine a double mocha ...
... and a croissant!"
Walk humbly with your God
-- Courageous, by Casting Crowns