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Want to become a police officer but have a juvenile Felony

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Hello i am a senior in highschool and have always wanted to become a police officer but a couple months ago i made really bad decision that i regret. I had surgery to repair a torn meniscus and was prescribed oxycodone and 2 of my friends asked if they could have a pill so I gave them each a pill but was spotted by a student who then reported it to the principal and i got charged and adjudicated with distribution of a controlled substance- (Class C Felony) in Iowa. I know that i made a huge mistake and am making sure something like this never happens. But my main question is does this DQ me from becoming a police officer?, should I still pursue a degree in criminal justice?, and do i have any chance at getting hired knowing that police agencies can still view my juvenile records.

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We can't answer this for you.  Axe your attorney and whichever agency you want to apply with.  Sounds like you've got a lot of growing up to do.  Felonies are normally the kiss of death in LE.

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bashirhkh says ...



Hello i am a senior in highschool and have always wanted to become a police officer but a couple months ago i made really bad decision that i regret. I had surgery to repair a torn meniscus and was prescribed oxycodone and 2 of my friends asked if they could have a pill so I gave them each a pill but was spotted by a student who then reported it to the principal and i got charged and adjudicated with distribution of a controlled substance- (Class C Felony) in Iowa. I know that i made a huge mistake and am making sure something like this never happens. But my main question is does this DQ me from becoming a police officer?, should I still pursue a degree in criminal justice?, and do i have any chance at getting hired knowing that police agencies can still view my juvenile records.


GrayPanther is correct. There are too many variables in play for us to provide a definitive answer. I wouldn't say its an across the board disqualifier, but you have certainly made things more difficult.


Best of luck.


04/10/13


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 I am going to say the same to you like I say to everyone else. You will be up against other applicants that have never taken drugs, sold drugs, or held drugs for a friend. Their is no simple yes or no. You can apply, but when you get rejected you'll know why. The job market is very tuff and employers can be very picky, and law enforcement is one that maybe if not the most picky. I would have a backup plan if I was you. Also those friends....lose them fast!


You wouldn't go in there for a million bucks...A Cop does it for less...A Reserve does it for free....

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REALLY?????


Oxycodone (like its cousin Oxycontin) is a controlled substance and a very powerful, addictive drug / narcotic.  You knew this or should have known this as it was prescribed to you by a doctor and is NOT readily available over the counter.  You knew or should have known that giving or selling it to anyone and that the possession of this drug by anyone other than the prescribed patient (you as indicated by your name typed on the bottle label) was also a crime.  Also, where I work and as it pertains to medication of any kind being possessed and consumed at school, this should have been given to the school health aid or nurse by your parent(s) at the school to be taken as prescribed under controlled conditions.  This action would likely have prevented your incident completely.  That said.......


SUCKS TO BE YOU..............  IGNORANCE TO THE LAW (stating that you did not know it was a crime) IS NOT A DEFENSE.


You will now learn the hard way that in this profession, you WILL be judged by the choices that you make.