In the United States Military, random drug tests are quite common. Because service members are held to higher standards than civilians, the punishment for a failed urinalysis can be serious.
As a service member, it is important to understand why random drug tests are issued, and how your attorney can help you fight back against a failed urinalysis.
Military Drug Testing
The use of random drug testing in the Armed Forces is intended to catch service members off guard, to see whether or not an individual has been using illegal substances. These tests also serve the purpose of discouraging military members from using drugs in the first place, for fear of being randomly tested.
Possible Consequences of a Failed Urinalysis
If convicted of using illegal substances, you could face consequences including forfeiture of pay and allowances, jail time, or dishonorable discharge.
How We Can Help
Even if you fail a urinalysis, an experienced military defense attorney may be able to develop a strong defense strategy in your case. Drug testing methods can sometimes be faulty and must follow certain procedures, or else it could be inadmissible in court. Your attorney will be able to go over the specifics of your case and let you know what your options are.
At Garrison Military Defense, we are here to guide you throughout the entire legal process. You defend our nation’s freedom every day. Now let us help defend yours. To learn what your options are, schedule a free review of your case today.
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