I'm still in college right now. I am 31 years old (I went back to school later in life, obviously). I am halfway through a B.S. degree right now. With the classes I have, I can either finish with an applied math degree or a physics degree. I enjoy doing both equally (I salivate for vector calc and partial differential equations just as much as for electrostatics and relativity, heh), but I think I'll end doing the physics B.S. with a minor in math (I get it automatically for all the math required in the program). I currently have 94 credits with a CGPA of 3.87. However, I've got 3 felony convictions on my record. 13 years ago (I was 18 years old), I was convicted of burglary and felony possession of marijuana. And then, just last year, I was convicted of Possession of an Altered ID card. The ID card was badly damaged so the numbers were basically unreadable. The guys at the stores wouldn't sell me cigarettes anymore because they said they couldn't accept the ID. So I "wrote in" the numbers to the best of my ability with a black sharpie marker. I didn't have the time to go to the DMV, but I should have made time. Anyway, less than a week later, I got pulled over, showed them my ID, and apparently one of the numbers that I rewrote was incorrect and they arrested me. I wasn't wanted, I wasn't underage, and I wasn't trying to present myself as someone else....the picture, name, DOB, etc was all MINE. Basically, my question is this: do I have a shot at a career if I continue with my education, or have I basically screwed myself into working at the local grocery store?