I had a charge of aggravated assault with firearm when I was 17 and charged as an adult. I was released on bond and the charges were dismissed, I am 32 now. I am applying for a secret clearance and the question states have you ever been charged with a firearm offense? I have gone to the courts and police station, as well as a NACI background check and they have no record what so ever that I was ever there. However, it was on my Military records when I first enlisted.
4 years ago I was charged with Agg assault and the judge dismissed my case due to self defense. Due to a divorce 4 years ago I ended up in 50K of bad debt with several that went into collections that I have just recently finally paid off. My questions
1. Do I include the charge when I was 17 on my SF86 questionaire?
2. What is the likely-hood I be able to obtain a clearance with these factors on my background?
3. Can you obtain a securtiy clearance with dismissed charges and recent bad credit?
Any serious and constructive comments is appreciated