USMC Gunnery Sergeant Cleared of Positive Urinalysis Test

A decorated Gunnery Sergeant retained JAG Defense after she allegedly tested positive for D-Amphetamines on a random urinalysis test.  During our initial investigation of the case, we uncovered significant issues with our client’s urinalysis sample.  Using the collection program’s own records, we were able to demonstrate that the collection program had mislabeled another Marine’s urinalysis sample with […]

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Category: Positive Urinalysis Success Stories

Army E-7 Acquitted of Drug Charge

Army E-7 tested positive on a unit sweep urinalysis test for marijuana and his chain of command referred his case to a court-martial.  Complicating matters, our client also tested positive on a urinalysis test for marijuana fifteen years earlier, which the government sought to introduce as evidence of a pattern of drug involvement.  Our client also had been counseled on numerous […]

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Army E-4 Found Not Guilty by Officer Member Panel

Army E-4 tested positive on a random urinalysis test for marijuana at a nanogram level 5x the DoD cutoff.  Upon our advice, he refused to accept nonjudicial punishment.  His chain of command elected to refer his case to a Special Court-Martial.  During the ensuing court-martial, the defense argued that even if the urinalysis test was […]

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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 […]

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No Misconduct Finding for Navy E-4 After Positive Urinalysis Test

Navy E-4 tested positive on a urinalysis test for benzoylecgonine, the metabolite for cocaine.  He immediately retained the services of JAG Defense to represent him.  His command initiated Captain’s Mast, which he refused to accept.  As anticipated, his command opted not to pursue a court-martial, and instead sent his case directly to an administrative separation […]

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Naval Officer Retained After Positive Urinalysis for d-Amphetamines

Navy O-5 tested positive for d-amphetamine on a random urinalysis test and was processed for administrative discharge at a Board of Inquiry.  JAG Defense fully investigated the circumstances of his positive urinalysis test, to include a review of the toxicology report from the drug testing laboratory.  In doing so, we uncovered a number of important […]

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Army Officer Retained at Board of Inquiry

A Second Lieutenant in the Army National Guard tested positive for cocaine on a random urinalysis test.  At his subsequent Board of Inquiry, JAG Defense presented compelling evidence of his military character, numerous errors by the collection facility, and the possibility of an unknowing ingestion.  The officer panel voted 4-0 that there was insufficient evidence […]

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Proactive Urinalysis Defense Results in Withdrawal/Dismissal of Charges

USN E-5 tested positive on a command-sweep urinalysis for cocaine.  His command began preparations for Captain’s Mast and an Administrative Discharge Board.  Immediately after being retained, the attorneys of JAG Defense began a thorough investigation into the allegations of drug abuse.  In doing so, we identified a suspicious tea consumed by our client in the days […]

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Air Force E-3 Acquitted in Cocaine Urinalysis Case

Air Force E-3 tested positive on a random urinalysis for cocaine. We focused our entire case on the possibility of an unknowing ingestion due to our client’s low nanogram level. At the conclusion of the case and while the members were deliberating, the military judge checked out of billeting, anticipating an acquittal after hearing our […]

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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 […]

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