When I was sixteen, I was arrested for illegal use of pot, then i had enough pot on me that they tried to press charges for intent to sell, however that didn’t hold. I had bought the marijuana for a party my friends as well as I were having, the several of us were arrested because the police followed me to my house. I was underage, driving a vehicle separate from a legal license, purchasing illegal marijuana, as well as driving while under the influence. The Chicago, IL juvenile court threw the book at me as well as I ended up with an arrest record as well as had to do community service for more than two months. That arrest record stuck with until they passed marijuana laws several years ago. When the laws for legal use of marijuana was passed, they also added an amendment that would expunge all arrest records for people who were arrested for illegal marijuana use. I had tried to get into the service, despite the fact that I could not get security clearance because of my arrest record. They wanted someone who would be trustworthy, as well as I didn’t pass that test, then although I am too seasoned to worry about going into the military now, I am still happy my arrest record has been expunged. I’m not sure if I’ll ever get anywhere now that my record has been expunged, despite the fact that I am now eligible to run for a local government office in my new home town of Chicago, IL, because I have no arrests on record to hold mew back. I haven’t used marijuana or done anything else that is legal since that night, as well as who knows, maybe someday I’ll be able to run for mayor of Chicago, IL.