When a member of the armed forces is facing charges of drug possession, it can compromise that person's freedom, career and reputation. It is of the utmost importance to properly confront those charges with a defense strategy that is completely tailored to the needs of the individual. Without the right defense strategy, a drug possession charge could carry lifelong negative consequences.
The military justice system is very different from the justice system for civilians. Not every defense attorney is equipped to effectively navigate this process on behalf of an enlisted individual. In fact, many JAG attorneys are not able to provide the tenacious, well-prepared defense that you could secure with the assistance of a District of Columbia lawyer uniquely qualified to handle drug charge cases.
One of the most important steps for your defense should be to avoid court martial proceedings if possible. Fortunately, the military is often slow to build a case against an individual, and charges may not come for months or years. In the meantime, you should be actively working on a defense strategy, even if you are currently deployed. Even in your absence, your lawyer could launch an independent investigation in order to determine your defense options.
If you are a member of the United States armed forces and you have been charged with drug possession, we are on your side. We know the unique challenges that you face and are capable of preparing a defense designed with your best interests in mind. At home or abroad, you have the right to fully understand your legal options. Seek a consultation with our knowledgeable District of Columbia team and let us get to work for you.