Hello everyone! I recently started to finally pursue my dream career and in the process of applying for my 2nd class medical with a local AME was told that he was going to defer because I had a misdemeanor simple battery on my history. He made it seem like it was no big deal and it would only take me more time, which he reasoned that since I was still in the early stages of training that it wouldn't slow me down. To give full backstory, I was convicted of a simple battery here in California which is defined as a non-violent offense as the legal definition is "the defendant intentionally and unlawfully touched another person in a harmful or offensive manner." Its considered a non-violent crime because it was not elevated due to no harm being done. More specifically I wrestled with a roommate in college and a couple months later he decided to press charges and sue me in civil court. The reason why I am bringing this up here is because the case was originally framed as being racially motivated, though I was found innocent of anything relating to that. Everyone under oath testified that I had been nothing but respectful to everyone I interacted with, and I even had letters of reference to my character from almost all the members of my local P.D. and even the mayor of the smallish town I grew up in. Knowing what I know now, I would have definitely scheduled a consultation first and got all my documents in order, but I just wanted to ask here, am I in trouble? This was a good 8-9 years ago, and I was sentenced to 40 hours community service, a fine, probation, and an online class. Reading around elsewhere my research seems to suggest that this shouldn't be a big issue and is more akin to hoop jumping to ensure I'm not trying to falsify or anything similar, but I'll admit I'm scared. I have never really thought of a life outside of aviation and most of my choices have been with the intent of getting me into a cockpit. I realize I made a dumb mistake by wrestling and I'm not trying to mitigate any of that, I also know that racial stuff is pretty bad, though it was pretty clear in court that those charges were a pretty big overreach. So... am I in any sort of trouble here? Also, beyond the court sentencing documents, should I provide any of those letters of references and or a personal statement from me?