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.