Re: Can you get your MMD with a drug felony?
You will have a very hard time with it being recent. If it's within a year, on any drug charge, you will not even be evaluated (this is for use or possession). If it's a sale or redistribution of drugs felony, you can hang it up for 5 years. If drug convictions are over 10 years old, they will not even be considered and are usually not a problem at all, provided all obligations have been met. Reference 46 CFR Table 10.211(g)—Guidelines for Evaluating Applicants for MMCs Who Have Criminal Convictions. You can always challenge any decisions made toward your application.
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