Does Your Career Depend On A Security Clearance?
Whether you serve in the military, work for the government or work in the private sector, if your job depends upon a government security clearance, you cannot afford a criminal record. Criminal convictions can jeopardize your job and the future of your career. If you are facing criminal charges, you need an experienced attorney to defend you and your criminal record.
At M. Darin Vance, Attorney at Law, I defend clients every day from criminal charges. I have been serving people in Hernando and throughout northern Mississippi for over 20 years, including military personnel. Don’t take chances with your career. I will walk you through each step of your criminal case, vigorously defending you each step of the way. I will fight to have the charges dismissed or reduced, and I will take it to trial, if necessary.
Criminal Charges That Can Affect Your Clearance
Whether you work for the government or the private sector, you must meet certain security clearance requirements in order to be granted clearance. Your criminal record will always be under review, and the following charges could affect your clearance:
- Crimes involving substances, like drug offenses and even DUIs in certain circumstances
- Crimes that indicate dishonesty, such as theft or embezzlement
- Felony convictions are generally taken seriously, no matter the type of crime
These are just a few examples, but any crime can be considered as a hindrance to clearance. In addition, special levels of clearance are given more scrutiny. Disqualifiers for the secret clearance and military security clearance levels can include anything from financial problems to use of illegal drugs, including marijuana.
A criminal conviction may not automatically disqualify you for clearance, but everything on your criminal record will be considered. Your safest course of action is to fight to keep convictions of all levels off your record, if possible. I will fight to keep your record clean and your career on-track.