Full Acquittal Found for Army E-6 After Positive Urinalysis Test

Army E-6 tested positive on a military urinalysis test for cocaine. During his interview with CID, he denied using cocaine as alleged. His command offered him a Field Grade Article 15 for cocaine use and false official statement, which would have prompted administrative separation processing and ended his career. Based upon the advice of JAG Defense, our client turned down the Article 15 and demanded a court-martial. At his subsequent court-martial, we presented compelling evidence of our client’s good military character, as well as the possibility of an unknowing ingestion. Result: Full Acquittal.