I need some advice in trying to pursue a career in law enforcement. I was charged with petty theft a month after my 18th birthday in California. The charge was later dropped to an infraction and I am now 20. I am in college now about to be a sophomore and wondering if I should continue with a major in criminal justice, in the case that my infraction might not let me in the force. I do intend to get a bachelors in criminal justice but I was wondering if this infraction would hinder my goal in being a peace officer. Or if it would hurt me at all, in the case that I could even get a job as a peace officer when I turn 21?