Hello, When I was 15, (12+ yeas ago) I was charged with Misdemeanor Burglary charge in the state of California for petty theft from a big chain store. [California law defines burglary under Penal Code 459 PC as "entering a structure with the intent to commit a felony, or a petty theft, once inside".] With this charge be reason for Multnomah County Sheriff to deny my application? With this charge be reason for Washington State to deny my application? I am in the process of sealing my juvenile record with California, its been over 6 months and am still waiting to hear back from the courts. I have been in contact with the County in which this happened, they let me know they had not forgotten about me, but they found a couple of more items on my record that I didn't list to be sealed that they had to research -- 3 bicycle helmet violations . (I forgot that I had 3 bicycle helmet violations -- I received citations for them between the ages of 14 - 16. Yes, for some reason the city I lived in deemed it VERY important to set up "traps" for those kids who didn't wear their helmet. LEO's would wait behind buildings for us to pass, and creep down private roads and use multiple cruisers to enforce that law. :thumbup: ) Would it just be wiser to wait until my juvenile record is sealed before applying?