Here is the deal. I was convicted of Wire Fraud when I was 21 years old. Long story short, I was a stupid teenager who did one of those credit card phishing schemes at the end of the 1990's. The raided my place after shortly after I turned 18 (FUCK). I was never arrested, nor did I ever see a day in any kind of jail or prison. In fact, I've never been arrested to this day for any reason (knocks on wood). The only other stint on my record was a speeding ticket I forgot to pay.
Well, the whole process took them over 2 years to finally sentence me, and I got off pretty easy. I had a $2,000 fine, house arrest for 6 months with no ankle restraint, some community service, and 5 years probation. That has all since been completed with no problems. The one thing that sucks is that its a federal felony (because it was over state lines), so I'm fucked when it comes to expunging it, since the President would have to say yes!
I've been interested in possible careers around the lines of security, law enforcement, and potentially the military. I don't know how my record would play into it though. It was a non-violent white-collar crime, so hopefully that does help out a little bit.
I've been looking into some of the loopholes in regards to the nature of my crime and the restrictions, one of which is not being able to own a gun.
Still, I think there is some hope. I have come across some hope, but still need to do a little more investigating into it.
Can anyone shed some light into either legal actions (with some sources if you got them), and/or stories of friends/family that have been able to get around something like a felony to get a job in law enforcement or something related around those lines?