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    Default Will the Military Find Out About Your Expunged Juvenile Record

    My question involves criminal records for the state of: Connecticut

    When I was 13 I was technically arrested basically for being stupid.
    I was not convicted or anything my record was expunged and erased.

    I am now trying to join the military. The big problem is I am not sure wether or not my fingerprints will come up in the FBI background check. Or if they were removed.

    Does anyone know if it is possible for them to find any of my past out if it was destroyed and was 7 years ago.

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    Default Re: Will the Military Find Out About Your Expunged Juvenile Record

    Many people have posted sad stories about expunged and/or sealed records turning up later in life.

    It's unlikely that yours will but it's certainly possible.

    However, I doubt if just an arrest will be held against you by the military since there was no conviction.

    My advice: If there's a question that asks "Have you ever been arrested?" say yes and explain it.

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    Default Re: Will the Military Find Out About Your Expunged Juvenile Record

    What on earth is "technically arrested?"

    Arrests generally are not issue with enlistment. Actual adjudications are. I've never seen enlistment application that asks about arrests. Hell, even the EBI for security clearances doesn't ask that.

    The military can see in to records that are sealed.

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    Default Re: Will the Military Find Out About Your Expunged Juvenile Record

    it was making false statements. I was told to never tell anyone because it would be impossible to find. So I did not tell my recruiter, but I did not think it was relavent to disclose.

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    Default Re: Will the Military Find Out About Your Expunged Juvenile Record

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    it was making false statements. I was told to never tell anyone because it would be impossible to find. So I did not tell my recruiter, but I did not think it was relavent to disclose.
    Then you are stuck with that decision and you'll just have to sweat it out and hope it never turns up or has any unpleasant consequences.

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    Default Re: Will the Military Find Out About Your Expunged Juvenile Record

    If you were not adjudicated / found guilty, I doubt that the recruiter asked a question you'd have to answer yes for. The military does not inquire or care about arrests, only convictions.

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    Default Re: Will the Military Find Out About Your Expunged Juvenile Record

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    If you were not adjudicated / found guilty, I doubt that the recruiter asked a question you'd have to answer yes for. The military does not inquire or care about arrests, only convictions.

    Are you positive?

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    Default Re: Will the Military Find Out About Your Expunged Juvenile Record

    did any of the paperwork you filled out ASK about arrests?

    I have never seen employment paperwork or military enlistment papers that ask.

    security clearance papers will ask but a foolish incident when you were 13 is very unlikely to have any impact, unless said false statements were made to help Al-Qaeda

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