States Navy and Marine Corps
Criminal History Disqualifications
Regardless of state or local law, for enlistment purposes, the following offenses fall into the Category of Serious Offenses:
- Assault consummated
- Carrying concealed
weapon; possession of brass knuckles.
- Check, worthless,
making or uttering, with intent to defraud or deceive ($500 or less).
- Child pornography
- Conspiring to
- Contempt of
court (includes non-payment of child support or alimony required by court
to delinquency of minor (includes purchase of alcoholic beverages).
- Criminal trespass
firearm through carelessness or within municipal limits.
- Driving while
drunk, impaired, intoxicated, or under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
- Drunk and disorderly
and related offenses.
- Failure to stop
and render aid after accident.
- Indecent exposure.
- Indecent, insulting,
or obscene language communicated directly or by telephone.
- Killing domestic
- Leaving scene
of accident (hit and run) involving no personal injury and property damage
is under $500.
- Liquor or alcoholic:
unlawful manufacture or sale.
mischief: throwing rocks on highway, throwing missiles at athletic contests,
or throwing objects at vehicle.
- Negligent homicide.
- Petty larceny;
embezzlement (value $500 or less).
- Possession of
marijuana under 30 grams or steroids (requires District waiver)
- Reckless driving
(when fine assessed is $201 or more).
- Removing property
- Removing property
from public grounds.
- Resisting arrest,
fleeing and eluding.
- Selling, leasing,
or transferring weapons to minor or unauthorized individual.
- Shooting from
highway or on public road.
- Stolen property,
knowingly receiving (value $500 or less).
- Theft, shoplifting
(value $500 or less). (If under age 16 and value is $100 or less, treat as
class 2 minor non-traffic offense).
- Unlawful carrying
of firearms; carrying concealed firearm.
- Unlawful entry.
- Use of telephone
to abuse, annoy, harass, threaten, or torment another.
- Vandalism: injuring
or defacing public property or property of another; shooting out street lights;
or similar offenses where damage is assessed at over $200.
- Willfully discharging
firearm so as to endanger life; shooting in a public place.
- Wrongful appropriation of motor vehicle; joyriding; driving motor vehicle without owner's consent (if intent is to permanently deprive owner of vehicle, consider as grand larceny under felony offenses listed separately).
NOTE: Consider offenses of comparable seriousness as serious offenses. In doubtful cases, apply the following rule:
If the maximum confinement under state or local law exceeds 6-months or is equal to or less than 1-year, treat offense as a serious offense.
NOTE: If the conviction/adverse adjudication is not listed in the uniform guide list for typical offenses then federal, state, or local laws apply for enlistment purposes.
Two or more serious offenses require a waiver. Six or more serious offenses are disqualifying, and no waiver is authorized.