Hello everyone. I'd like to start by apologizing if this is an incorrect place to share this question My situation is that I am 25, currently hold a CPL (SEL) and recently been arrested for shoplifting(petty misdemeanor). This is my first and only offense and will likely be dismissed and sealed in the state in of NY which means I will NOT hold any criminal or misdemeanor CONVICTIONS as long as I do not do this again for 6 months. I understand there is no excuse or words to justify for this poor decision that I admit to. All I can say is that I pressured myself due to financial issues and have used this as a valuable learning experience that gave me a whole new outlook risk management. My question is will this stop me for First Officer employment and is it really worth anymore to follow my dream to be an major airline pilot? I understand that airlines look for clean records and I also intend to be honest about this incident on interviews. I truly appreciate any help and advice. Please feel free to answer with reality and not hopefulness. Thank you everyone.