My question involves criminal records for the state of: Massachusetts
To give a little background I am currently 24, and have been serving in the US Army for 4 years with a combat deployment as an infantryman. I have earned the rank of Staff Sergeant and have a flawless record and amazing reviews from superiors. I am also married with a child and a part-time college student.
When I was 14-17 I was arrested twice for assault and battery within my household. I had been in an altercation on two seperate times where it involved me pushing my mother and then later getting arrested. I also have a knowingly receiving stolen property charge +250 (which is a felony in MA). I am coming towards the end of my enlistment in the Army, and for the sake of my family and being able to raise my children I have decided not to re-enlist and finish my degree. After my degree I want to become a LEO in the State of California. No I am thinking I need to get rid of these records as for some reason when I went to purchase a firearm I was denied (I know it does not make sense to me either).
I need help on how to remove this from my past so that I may continue on with my life. Any help would be greatly appreciated as to what courses of action I should consider and how to go about being eligible to become a police officer.
Thank you in advance for your help it is much appreciated.