Drug Tests & Urinalysis
Military Criminal Defense Lawyer
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 one every year; for those who are members of either
the Guard or the Reserves, the test can be 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.
Explanation of the Drug Test Process
There are several safeguards in place 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
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.
Have you been charged with failing the drug test?
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 Worldwide
Service, 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 providing 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 helping your protect yourself against the consequences
of a failed drug test.
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 towards defending your legal rights
and fighting for your fair amount of compensation. 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.
Contact a military criminal defense lawyer from our team to learn more!