Air Force O-5 Found Not Guilty of Wrongful Use of Methamphetamine

JAG Defense represented an Air Force O-5 at his court-martial for the wrongful use of methamphetamine, where he was found NOT GUILTY. Furious with the court-martial results, and citing a seldom-used provision in the AFI, our client’s chain of command then processed him for administrative separation based on the same allegation of methamphetamine use. Further, at his Board of Inquiry, the government introduced new evidence that our client had solicited a prostitute while TDY in the days leading up to his positive urinalysis test. Despite the admission of such prejudicial evidence, we were still able to convince the member panel that our client committed NO MISCONDUCT, and he will continue his Air Force career. 

Category: Positive Urinalysis Success Stories

Full Acquittal for Navy E-3 After Positive Urinalysis Test for Cocaine

Navy E-3 tested positive on a urinalysis test for cocaine. His command took him to Captain’s Mast, but based upon the advice of JAG Defense, our client turned down the Mast and demanded a court-martial. During the discovery process prior to the court-martial, JAG Defense exhaustively analyzed the command’s collection program, uncovering numerous systemic problems, as well as mistakes made on the day of our client’s urinalysis collection. At the court-martial, JAG Defense attacked the command’s collection program, demonstrating its unreliability. In addition, we presented compelling evidence of our client’s good military character, as well as the possibility of an unknowing ingestion. Result: Full Acquittal. 

Category: Positive Urinalysis Success Stories

Full Acquittal for Army E-3 After Positive Urinalysis Test for Cocaine

Army E-5 tested positive on a urinalysis test for cocaine. At his ensuing court-martial for cocaine use, we raised the possibility of unknowing/innocent ingestion. We were able to do so without even subjecting our client to the risks of testifying. In addition, we presented compelling evidence of our client’s exceptional military character through the testimony of numerous peers and supervisors. Result: Full Acquittal.

Category: Positive Urinalysis Success Stories

Air Force E-6 Retained After Testing Positive for Marijuana

Air Force E-6 with over 18 years of service was admitted to a civilian hospital. During her hospital stay, she allegedly tested positive for marijuana. Her command issued her a Letter of Reprimand (LOR), established an Unfavorable Information File (UIF), and initiated a separation action against her. Without even needing a board hearing, we were able to convince her command that the positive urinalysis was unreliable, that the LOR and UIF should be rescinded, and that separation action processing should cease immediately. Result: Our client was RETAINED without having to go through the stress and uncertainty of an administrative discharge board.

Category: Military Success Stories, Positive Urinalysis Success Stories