drink driving and the navy.

ellisdove

Midshipman
Hi ,

Ok ill get to the point . I want to join the Navy so much ,but in 2008 I was convicted of drink driving (dr10) ,and banned for 12 months . Would this affect my application ?

I know it was a stupid thing to do ,and I will not be doing it again .

Thanks
 

Merlin28

War Hero
From what I read in BR0628 and 0627 you should be ok especially as it's finished. Tell you CA everything and you should be fine, I am sure Ninja or Supermario (People who actually know what they are talking about) will be able to clarify if I have got it wrong.
 

Blackrat

War Hero
Moderator
Book Reviewer
You've done the time as it were. I would have thought you would be ok but as Merlin states, wait for those in the know to pop along.
 

Ninja_Stoker

War Hero
Moderator
Drink Drive is classed as a serious motoring offence.

Providing there were no other offences (no insurance, tax, accident or no licence held) and tne ban has expired, licence re-issued, then if there was a fine, it must have been paid.

A fine carries a 5 year rehabilitation period from date of conviction however it's worth talking to your AFCO as there are times when a waiver maybe considered after 2.5 years have elapsed. It's not a right, but it's a consideration.
 

tommo

War Hero
ellisdove said:
So I should be ok then as long as I declare it to them etc ?

Well if you don't they will find out about it anyway and then you will have problems for not being honest.

You work it out.
 

soleil

War Hero
EllisD

It is absolutely imperative that you are totally honest with the Careers Advisor about this.

It is much better for you to be upfront about it and tolerate the consequences (possibly a wait before you can join), than to try to conceal it. I know that it might feel uncomfortable talking about it to the CA, but that feeling is nothing compared to the discomfort you will feel when your Security Clearance hits the skids because of an attempt to conceal an offence.

Have you been in touch with your local Careers Advisors yet?
 

ellisdove

Midshipman
Hi I have not started the process yet of any sort ,as I have not made my mind up on what job I want to do yet , I was thinking Personell Logistician . I will tell them everything they need to know ,conviction etc . Would this hinder my chances of doing this job ? I'm not going in as an officer ,as I do not have the qualifications to do so.
 

soleil

War Hero
EllisD

I think that you should ring your local Careers Advisors tomorrow morning and ask about getting a space on one of their weekly Group Presentations; this will be an opportunity to hear about the different jobs available, what Basic Training is like etc.

At the same time, when you speak to them to ask for a space, you should tell the CA on the phone that you are worried about how this conviction would affect your application.

The definitive answer to your question is actually only going to be elicited by making a definitive enquiry to a Royal Navy Careers Advisor.

Do you have their phone number? I can give it to you, so that you can give them a buzz when they open in the morning.
 

scouse

War Hero
ellisdove said:
Hi ,

Ok ill get to the point . I want to join the Navy so much ,but in 2008 I was convicted of drink driving (dr10) ,and banned for 12 months . Would this affect my application ?

I know it was a stupid thing to do ,and I will not be doing it again .

Thanks
:roll: Dont worry loads of serving matelots, have had that fate befall them!!!!!!! You would have had extra punishment, in the navy :roll: When you returned from court..... you had to put in a request form, to the Captain for Consequential punishment ( Usually another fine and 14 days no 9s) :cry: :cry:
 

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