Army E-6 Found Not Guilty of Drug Charge at Special Court-Martial

Army E-6 tested positive on a random urinalysis test for cocaine.  Both before and after the test, he made numerous inconsistent statements explaining how and why his sample would test positive.  At his Special Court-Martial, JAG Defense successfully convinced the military judge to suppress all of his incriminating statements, which eviscerated the government’s case against our client.  We then used the government’s own evidence to raise an innocent ingestion defense, rather than having to present any evidence of our own (which would have “opened the door” to our client’s statements being introduced as evidence).  Result: Without having to present any defense evidence or have our client testify, our client was found NOT GUILTY at his court-martial.