How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Allen M., Esq. Your Own Question
Allen M., Esq.
Allen M., Esq., Lawyer
Category: Military Law
Satisfied Customers: 18791
Experience:  Lawyer and current JAG officer.
Type Your Military Law Question Here...
Allen M., Esq. is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

how can i have my military records sealed

Resolved Question:

how can i have my military records sealed
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Military Law
Expert:  Allen M., Esq. replied 6 years ago.
What purpose do you have for trying to do this?
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
in 1974 i was found guilty of a minor offence at court martial and received an honorable discharge now i would like to prchase a handgun and the form requires me to list any convictions that have not been expunged or sealed i would like to seal the record so that i could answer no on the application
Expert:  Allen M., Esq. replied 6 years ago.
Unfortunately, there is not such thing as an expungment or sealing of a military criminal record. That is why you can find no information on it.
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
i have read many times that military records can be sealed just yesterday i read that senator john mccain has had his records sealed whats up
Expert:  Allen M., Esq. replied 6 years ago.
Senator McCain was not charged with a crime. If he had, he could not have sealed his entire record.

You can have parts of your military records sealed for privacy purposes, but not everything can be sealed. Military criminal history is one of those things which can not be sealed or expunged.
Allen M., Esq. and 2 other Military Law Specialists are ready to help you

Related Military Law Questions