Careers: Military--Army, Navy, Airforce, Marines, Coast Guard/Deferred Adjudication in Texas


My son is a Senior in high school and got a ticket for minor in consumption of alcohol.  Went to court and they put him on 6 months deferred adjudication.  Because of this probationary period - does this mean he can not talk to a recruiter until this time has passed?Probationary period consists of him not being able to have any convictions of the laws of any state for 6 months, attend 6 hours of alcohol awareness class and serve community service.  Paperwork states:  The court will defer further proceedings without entering an adjudication of guilt and place the defendant on probation for a period of 180 days.

he cannot do anything for military until after all is done, but the military still counts it as guilty, even if it is dropped after this time since there are conditions.

After that, he can try to join, but will run into problems in medical process due to the charge and alcohol counseling with it.

Careers: Military--Army, Navy, Airforce, Marines, Coast Guard

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I am a National Guard Recruiting NCOIC, been doing recruiting jobs for the military for over 12 years and am a subject matter expert on qualifications for National Guard and Army ( as we use the same regulation) and I keep up to date on other services regulations as well. In my job, I process questionable applicants and determine eligibility, I process waivers of all types and know the regulations inside and out. I will not sugar coat my answers to you. They are usually short and to the point. If you need more in depth, ask me. Because each situation is different, alot of times you need to actually talk to a recruiter and let them evaluate your situation in person, by looking at your documents, issues etc. If I suggest this, it would be in your best interest to do so. Finally...thank you for your interest in serving this great nation of ours. Very few people can actually make the cut to serve let alone choose to do so. So thank you for wanting to and hopefully you will get a chance. Whatever branch you choose, thank you and good luck.


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