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Im starting the process getting the things together that I need to get my license. I only have a few more months before my 4 years is done and I have already passed my PE. I come to the criminal record section and feel completely defeated. As a youth I got in a lot of trouble including a couple of dui's and a possession charge, no felonies. Have I completely screwed myself out of getting my license? Has anyone else experienced trying to get a license with things like this? Any advice would greatly appreciated excluding people telling me how crappy I am for my past indiscretions. Thanks

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23 minutes ago, Bprit said:

Im starting the process getting the things together that I need to get my license. I only have a few more months before my 4 years is done and I have already passed my PE. I come to the criminal record section and feel completely defeated. As a youth I got in a lot of trouble including a couple of dui's and a possession charge, no felonies. Have I completely screwed myself out of getting my license? Has anyone else experienced trying to get a license with things like this? Any advice would greatly appreciated excluding people telling me how crappy I am for my past indiscretions. Thanks

You sound like the kind of guy I want to party with.

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1 hour ago, Bprit said:

Im starting the process getting the things together that I need to get my license. I only have a few more months before my 4 years is done and I have already passed my PE. I come to the criminal record section and feel completely defeated. As a youth I got in a lot of trouble including a couple of dui's and a possession charge, no felonies. Have I completely screwed myself out of getting my license? Has anyone else experienced trying to get a license with things like this? Any advice would greatly appreciated excluding people telling me how crappy I am for my past indiscretions. Thanks

Fill out everything truthfully and send in.   You may need to appear in front of the state board.   You’ll probably be okay. 

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On 12/27/2018 at 10:44 AM, Bprit said:

As a youth I got in a lot of trouble including a couple of dui's and a possession charge, no felonies. Have I completely screwed myself out of getting my license?

Not necessarily. The state for which you are requesting license matters a lot. Some states (read: board members) are more restrictive than others. Twenty years ago Pennsylvania was basically a zero-tolerance state because of one or two board members. Things have since relaxed quite a bit.

On 12/27/2018 at 12:02 PM, P-E said:

Fill out everything truthfully and send in.   You may need to appear in front of the state board.   You’ll probably be okay. 

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Yes, definitely fill out the form truthfully! If you lie on your application then you are pretty much screwed for life in every state. As @P-E stated, you may need to go before the board and explain how you've changed for the better and how those sorts of things will never happen again; you may need additional character references.

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On 3/10/2019 at 8:03 PM, Matt Skillet said:

Hey man I"m in the same boat but a little worse off. What state are you?

I am in Texas

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4 hours ago, Bprit said:

I am in Texas

Same! I see your post is from December, have you already started the process? I read though the section of law that pertains to the subject and from what it seems like you are okay given that you don't fall into certain categories.

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