Hey Everyone, I just wanted to get some thoughts and feedback on what to expect from the FAA in my case. Last year on March 2019 I was interested in getting my PPL. So I did some research not knowing anything about aviation and where to begin, I figured the best place to start was to get my medical to insure that I was good to go and wasn't going to waste my time and money with issues down the road. I found out that some people start training and then try and get their medical down the road which sometimes results in a denial from the FAA. This is something I did not want to happen is I took care of this right away. Well.... 13 months later, PPL cert in hand, 200hr logged, 2 airplanes purchased, and 90% done on my instrument training, I get a letter from the FAA saying they need more information. 22 years ago I was convicted of possession on Marijuana, It was a felony possession since it was over 2 ounces. I did everything the courts asked of me and was even monitored for 3 years. Never touched or seen the stuff since that day. I put that behind me a long time ago. 8 years ago I was arrested for DUI. After pulling the court records I noticed that it was over the .15 threshold which has lead to sleepless night ever since due to the fact that I'm so scared of loosing my medical over it. With the help of my lawyer, I was able to gathered all of the necessary things that the FAA has requested of me. It did take awhile to gather all the information, and we did have to ask for an extension due to the fact that some of this stuff was so long ago, but the information has been submitted. My question is.....I did disclose all of this on my medical application, and the doc said that the FAA may request more information but he didn't see that I should have and issue since it was so long ago, but..... I fear otherwise. This is the whole reason I wanted to make sure in the beginning before I went full scale into this thing. Why did they wait so long? It was over a year before I got the letter. Truth is is that I no longer drink anymore and have no desire to ever drink again. I also read that sometimes they may require monitoring in which I have no issues with. They can call me at anytime to get tested if they want. I'm willing to do whatever they ask of me to prove that I am a safe pilot. Has there been anyone else out there that has had a similar issue? and just curious as to what I may expect from the FAA concerning this issue. Thanks everyone..!!