May 2021

U.S. Army O-4 Board of Inquiry, Fort Knox, KY
Result: Retained

Category: Recent Results

TSgt Cleared Despite Two Positive Urinalysis Tests

USAF TSgt tested positive for marijuana on a medical drug screen.  Using that test result as the basis for probable cause, his command ordered him to provide another urinalysis sample 3-4 weeks later.  That sample also tested positive for marijuana.  Since the tests were so far apart, they were definitively NOT the result of a single exposure to marijuana.  Based on these test results, the command initiated administrative separation.  At his board hearing, we presented evidence that our client had been unknowingly consuming THC-infused vodka at or near the time of both urinalysis tests.  We presented expert testimony from a forensic toxicologist who confirmed that our client’s nanogram levels were consistent with consuming this laced vodka, perhaps without even feeling any marijuana-related effects.  We further presented compelling evidence of our client’s otherwise exceptional career and character.  Result: The board members unanimously voted that our client had committed No Misconduct and Retained him in the Air Force.

Category: Positive Urinalysis Success Stories

April 2021

U.S. Air Force E-6 Administrative Separation Board, Sheppard AFB, TX
Result: No Misconduct/Retain

Category: Recent Results

March 2021

Civilian Contractor Security Clearance Adjudication for Foreign Influence
Result: Statements of Reasons Withdrawn following Response (Secret Clearance Retained)

Category: Recent Results

February 2021

U.S. Army E-6 Special Court-Martial, Wheeler Army Airfield, HI
Result: Full Acquittal

Category: Recent Results

January 2021

U.S. Army E-7 Administrative Separation Board, Fort Bragg, NC
Result: No Misconduct/Retain

Category: Recent Results

December 2020

U.S. Air Force E-7 Special Court-Martial, Whiteman AFB, MO
Result: Full Acquittal

Category: Recent Results

November 2020

U.S. Army E-4 Court-Martial, Fort Carson, CO
Result: Full Acquittal

Category: Recent Results

Marine Avoids Sex Offender Registration

Our client was a LCpl in the Marine Corps who was identified by the Department of Homeland Security as having engaged in attempted child sexual abuse by communicating with minors on the social media app Whisper. In addition, NCIS conducted an undercover operation on Whisper, which also identified our client as engaging in similar behavior with minors on Whisper, to include sending them photos of his genitalia. Prior to retaining JAG Defense, when questioned by NCIS about the allegations, our client fully admitted to his misconduct and consented to the search and seizure of his cell phone, which yielded additional evidence against him. The Marine Corps ultimately charged our client with numerous violations of the UCMJ. If convicted of these charges, our client was facing 90 years of confinement, a dishonorable discharge, and lifetime sex offender registration. After extensive pretrial negotiations, we were able to secure a pretrial agreement where our client pleaded guilty only to indecent language. All sex offense charges were withdrawn and dismissed, and our client both avoided a sex offender registration and was not punitively discharged from the Marine Corps.

Category: Military Success Stories

October 2020

U.S. Marine Corps E-3 General Court-Martial, MCB Quantico, VA
Result: All Sex Charges Withdrawn/Dismissed, No Punitive Discharge

Category: Recent Results