Re: Statute of Limitations on Drug Possession
I doubt that the statute of limitations is going to be at issue regarding the TSA background check. Since he was never convicted and, in fact, the charges were dropped, it seems that the red flag for TSA is the arrest itself. In other words, the simple accusation is what they are leery of, not the possibility of some future prosecution. Because of the red flag indicating possible prior drug use, TSA is not willing to grant a security clearance for a sensitive position. It is likely that they have a policy, whether official or unofficial, that if such a red flag is X number of years old and there are no more recent worrisome incidents, they will disregard it and grant the clearance. What the X number of years is, only TSA knows (I'm guessing somewhere between 3 and 7 years)...and they probably won't tell you. If you can get the prosecutor to give you something in writing that the charges were dropped because they were unfounded (meaning the DA believed your husband was innocent of the charges, as opposed to the DA simply not having enough evidence to pursue prosecution), that would likely erase the red flag as far as TSA is concerned...but it is unlikely that you will get such an admission from the DA.
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