Drug Use in the Military
It can be a terrifying ordeal to be charged with illegal drug use while serving in the armed forces, but with the help of an experienced military defense lawyer, there is hope for your case.
Dishonorable Discharge for Illegal Drug Use
As a member of the armed forces, you have a lot more to lose for misconduct in the military than your civilian counterparts. This includes the possibility of being dishonorably discharged. A dishonorable discharge can have a negative impact on your life in the civilian world and can make it hard to find a good job.
The use of illegal drugs is considered serious misconduct and can result in dishonorable discharge, however, there are a lot of factors that could prevent this. The best way to understand what options you have is by contacting a competent defense lawyer who understands military law.
Possible Consequences of Conviction
In addition to being dishonorably discharged from the military, there are a lot of other possible consequences if you are found guilty of illegal drug use including demotion in rank to E1, forfeiture of pay and allowances, and prison time.
How We Can Help
We understand the punishments for illegal drug use in the armed forces can be daunting, but you can trust that at Garrison Military Law, we will do everything in our power to make sure you walk away with the best possible outcome for your case. Contact us today to schedule a free and confidential review of your case.