Thanks very much for responding.
This is for professional licensing purposes, specifically, the Virginia bar.
I don't want to saddle you all with specifics, but here is an abridged explanation:
I am a full time law enforcement officer from in DC ( I have been for 18 years). About seven years ago I was travelling back to DC from a firing range in VA, and was driving my assigned unmarked cruiser (authorized by my agency). I was passed by a reckless motorist (20+ over) and I flashed my R/B lights at him to slow him down, out of habit. No stop occurred. Said motorist was an off duty local deputy who called marked units to stop me and issued me a summons for Impersonating Law Enforcement.
As I did use my lights out of my jurisdiction, and since the VA statute on impersonating could get a ham sandwich convicted, I was found guilty. No jail, $275 fine.
Now, I retire in two years and I am interested in studying law and moving to southern VA and possibly practicing. But this is no dice if its a per se moral turpitude crime. I called the bar and they said they can't make a determination until I have applied and they have investigated. Unfortunately, by that point I would have wasted time and money obtaining a useless law degree.
And yes, I know it seems like I'm leaving something out of my story, but that's literally how it happened. That's why my agency didn't terminate me. They agreed it was about as de minimus as you can get.
Thanks for your feedback.