The military has “zero tolerance” for drug offenses. While states around the country are legalizing marijuana, the military continues to toss service members onto the trash heap of Article 112a, UCMJ.
- Your Military Career is Ruined. Even minor drug offense charges may result in a dishonorable discharge and imprisonment. The G.I. Bill and you’re your ability to go to college vanish.
- Civilian Life Will be Harder. A dishonorable or bad conduct discharge is on your DD-214 for all to see, including employers who probably won’t want to hire you.
- Imprisonment is Likely. With the military’s outdated policies and self-righteous views, government prosecutors often go for the most severe prison sentence available.
If you don’t want to just roll over and plead guilty, our legal team may be your last chance of being found NOT GUILTY of the drug crimes you are facing. You owe it to yourself to at least find out how we would investigate, prepare, and fight to win your case. Contact one of our military defense lawyers now to discuss it.
The Evidence Against Me Seems Overwhelming
Service members often feel as if their graves are already dug because the command or military law enforcement investigators like CID, NCIS, OSI, and CGIS, seem so confident in the evidence they have.
This confidence is often nothing more than a sham. Law enforcement can and do lie to service members suspected of a drug crime in order to get them to confess. Don’t fall for it! Assume that you are being lied to and contact an experienced court martial lawyer as soon as you can.
Even if you tested positive on a urinalysis, that doesn’t mean you are automatically going to be found guilty at court martial or NJP. False positives do happen!
Additionally, who’s to say that your urine specimen wasn’t tampered with or that someone didn’t slip something into your drink that caused you to pop positive? Or maybe you ingested something that you thought was legal but was actually cocaine or some other drug banned under the UCMJ.
As experienced court-martial lawyers, we are trained in creating reasonable doubt about a military service member’s guilt. If the government prosecutors don’t prove their case beyond a reasonable doubt, a not guilty finding is the result.
So don’t make it easy for the prosecutors to destroy your life, your good name, and your future by rolling over and pleading guilty!
Our military defense attorneys defend service members accused of every type of drug offense under the UCMJ. If you want to fight the drug charges brought against you, contact our office today to discuss your problem.