Air Force E-3 Acquitted After Aggressive Cross-Examination

Air Force E-3 was an activated Reservist who tested positive on a random urinalysis test for cocaine. His command sent his case to a Special Court-Martial, where he faced the possibility of a criminal record, confinement for one year and a punitive discharge. At the court-martial, we aggressively cross-examined the government’s expert toxicologist and forced him to admit that unknowing ingestion of cocaine was a possibility given the evidence presented by the government. At the conclusion of the government’s case, we saw no need to present any defense evidence. Result: Client was ACQUITTED of the charge against him.