Air Force Category 4 Criminal Offenses
AFRS Instruction 36-2001, Air Force Recruiting, lists the below offenses as Category 4 Moral offenses. This list is just a guide. The Air Force will consider violations of a similar nature or seriousness as a Category 4 offense. When in doubt, the Air Force will consider any offense in which local law allows for confinement for less than 4 months as a Category 4 offense. Two conviction or adverse adjudications during the past 3 years or 3 or more convictions in a lifetime for any of the offenses listed is disqualifying for entry into the Air Force.
The waiver approval authority is the recruiting squadron commander.
- Abusive language under circumstances to provoke breach of peace.
- Altered identification when intent is to purchase alcoholic beverages.
- Careless or reckless driving (see note).
- Check: $50 or less, insufficient funds, or worthless.
- Curfew violation.
- Committing or creating nuisance.
- Damaging road signs.
- Disorderly conduct, creating disturbance or boisterous conduct, disturbing the peace.
- Driving with suspended or revoked license or without license (see note).
- Failure to appear, comply with judgment, or answer or disobey summons.
- Failure to comply with an officer’s direction.
- Fare evasion (including failure to pay turnstile fees).
- Fighting, participating in a brawl.
- Illegal betting or gambling: operating an illegal handbook, raffle, lottery, or punch board.
- Juvenile noncriminal misconduct: beyond parental control, incorrigible, runaway, truant, or wayward.
- Liquor or alcoholic beverages: unlawful possession or consumption in a public place.
- Littering of dumping refuse near highway or other prohibited place.
- Possession of indecent publications or pictures (other than child pornography).
- Purchase, possession, or consumption of alcoholic beverages by a minor.
- Racing, drag racing, contest for speed (see note).
- Shoplifting, larceny, petty larceny, theft, or petty theft (committed under age 14 or stolen goods valued at $50 or less).
- Tobacco; unlawful possession or purchase
- Trespass on property.
- Unlawful assembly.
- Unlawful use of long distance telephone lines or any electronic transmission method.
- Use of telephone or any electronic transmission method to abuse, annoy, harass, threaten, or torment another.
- Wrongful appropriation of motor vehicle, joyriding or driving without owner’s consent (if the intent was to permanently deprive owner of vehicle--treat as grand larceny/grand theft—auto ( Category 2 )).
- Vandalism, defacing or injuring property.
- Violation of fireworks law.
- Violation of fish and game laws.
NOTE: These offenses are considered to be traffic related.