My question involves criminal law for the state of: Virginia
Basically I was charged with possession of marijuana about 2 years ago. I started going through the process of first offender where I had to do community service and go to AA meetings. I did over 50 hours of community service through Habitat for Humanity (a project with my University) but it was not accepted by the courts because it wasn't one of their 3 places to do community service. So I started doing hours at the food bank they told me to. During that time I was then told I needed to go to AA meetings because of my charges, I was a student in school and could not attend the 8+ hours of meetings a week they wanted me to. I decided not to do it, focus on school, and accept the charges (all while paying court fines). Now, I am trying to enlist in the military. I have always wanted to, my best friends and father are all in the military and it is something I feel I will regret not doing 5 years from now. I was informed today that because I have a possession charge on my record, I am not eligible to join the service and there was nothing they could do for me. I am clean now and have no desire to smoke again. I want nothing more than to join the service. Is there any way to get the possession off my record now, so I may actually have a chance at enlisting? Thank you.