Drug offenses are very serious. The consequences can be as minor as fines or as severe as extended jail time. The threat of any consequences can provide service members and their families with stress and anxiety. The legal team hopes to help you and resolve your issue and alleviate that stress. Federal law can charge service members for drug violations that involve possessing, using, manufacturing, trafficking, selling or distributing an illegal or controlled substance. A military criminal defense attorney can help you with your drug offenses by providing committed legal representation and knowledgeable counsel.
You need to make sure that a dedicated lawyer is representing you. Taking the chance of fighting this battle alone is a dangerous option. Serious legal ramifications can occur if you do not take the proper steps to defend yourself. Your record, financial stability and freedom could be at risk. The Federal Practice Group Worldwide Service has over one hundred years of combined military criminal defense experience. They are dedicated to providing you with a strong defense and an aggressive mentality in the court room. A seasoned knowledge of the military legal system is essential in drug offense cases and their experience will help put your case in the best position possible. You work hard for your country and you should be defended by a lawyer who appreciates your sacrifice.
The legal team at the firm understands what you are going through. Accusations regarding drug offenses can have serious ramifications and destroy your military career. The attorneys at the Federal Practice Group want to help you through these turbulent times. These cases must be addressed by a skilled defender. Branches of the military often forget that they have to follow strict protocol when attempting to seize any controlled substance. If they failed to do so, it could result in your case being dropped. Lawyers from the firm will fight aggressively for your case and defend you at all costs. Contact a drug crime attorney from the team today if you have been arrested or charged with a drug related offense!
In an effort to ensure that military members about not under the influence of any controlled substances or illicit drugs, the Department of Defense (DOD) requires that military members undergo a urine test on a regular basis. For members of active duty, this requires that they to submit to a random urinalysis at least once every year; for those who are members of either the Guard or the Reserves, the test can be done at intervals as long as every two years. This has led to the Department of Defense labs having over 60,000 urine samples coming through their doors on a monthly basis – ensuring that the armed services are always clean.
There are several safeguards in place that are supposed to ensure that the test is completed as accurately as possible. For example, it is legally required that the process of giving the sample is watched carefully – meaning that the urine is seen leaving the body and entering into the canister. After the sample has been given, it will then be labeled, and the chain of custody will begin. This will be signed for every person who comes in contact with the sample.
Once the sample is sent to the DOD lab, it will be screened using the Olympus AU-800 Automated Chemistry Analyzer. If it is given a clean reading, then it is moved forward. If it comes back positive for drugs within the system, it will be run through again. Two positive readings will cause the sample to move forward to a more detailed test; in this, it will set a threshold for certain drugs (such as cocaine, marijuana and more) and test it again. Even these standards, which seem rigorous, can be violated. Having an attorney who knows and understands this process will be invaluable for an effective defense.
Just because your drug test has come back with a positive reading does not mean that you are out of luck. There are defenses that can be utilized to help protect your legal rights – and specific legal actions that can be pursued by a defense attorney that is well-versed in the intricate nature of the military drug tests. At the Federal Practice Group, we are dedicated to doing just that. We know what is on the line with criminal charges of this nature and we are prepared to go the distance in our efforts to provide our clients with the reliable legal assistance that they deserve.
Should you choose to work with us, we will fight to determine whether you were falsely slipped the drug, whether you were given a substance and lied to about its nature or even if there was an error in the test. No matter how daunting the circumstances, you can be confident knowing that we will not back down and will mount the most comprehensive defense possible in our efforts to help you protect yourself against the consequences of a failed drug test.
The attorneys of The Federal Practice Group have represented military servicemembers from Maryland, Virginia, Washington, D.C. and across the country. We have the experience to mount a successful defense against the government and its vast supply of resources. We even employ former military personnel who have been on the other side of such cases and can lend their first-hand insights to help you get the results you desire from your case.
Beyond experience, we bring many other unique attributes to the table. We take a David vs. Goliath attitude as we advocate for our clients. We know the federal government is a tough foe, but we think your case is worth fighting for. We give it our all, embracing creative thinking and out-of-the-box strategies to help you gain the most favorable outcome in your particular circumstance.
Our firm wants to make a positive impact on your situation. Other advantages of choosing The Federal Practice Group to take your case include:
If you have failed your military drug test, you do not have a moment to lose. By getting the involvement of a military criminal lawyer, you will be able to take the necessary steps toward defending your legal rights and fighting for your fair amount of compensation.
Another thing our clients appreciate about us is our superlative value. We understand many members of the military face financial challenges that limit the amount they can pay a lawyer for their case. Dedicating your life to service shouldn't keep you from finding the best attorney to argue your case. We offer representation for below market rates to help you get the assistance you deserve.
You need a partner you can trust to walk you through this serious situation. We will do that without judgment. Our focus is to help you seek justice, and we do so with care and concern for your well being.
We won't tell you anything just to reassure you, however. We always remain honest and uphold our ethical standards while giving you straight answers. Our moral principles demand you stay informed with a realistic idea of what you face in your case. The ultimate goal is to get you a favorable result.
At our firm, we know what is at stake for members of the military who find themselves criminally charged and we are prepared to do everything that we can to help our clients obtain the desirable outcome that they deserve. So do not hesitate to get the involvement of a military criminal attorney from our firm at once.
The proven attorneys at The Federal Practice Group have over a century of combined experience successfully assisting federal employees through the most difficult periods of their lives and careers.
The Federal Practice Group provides skilled, results-driven representation. Through their thorough and aggressive representation of clients, our attorneys have earned a reputation throughout the legal community as relentless advocates who leave no stone unturned. This passionate, exacting approach yields results for our clients.