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Military Drug Distribution Lawyer
Defending Military Personnel Charged With Drug Distribution
When facing allegations of drug distribution in the military, the consequences can be severe and life-altering. At McCormack & McCormack, we have a dedicated team of legal experts who specialize in representing military personnel. Our mission is to provide unwavering support and aggressive defense for those accused of drug distribution within the military justice system. This comprehensive service page will delve into the intricacies of drug distribution in the military, the potential penalties you may face, possible defenses against these charges, and why our experienced legal team is your best choice for representation.
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What is Drug Distribution?
Drug distribution is a serious offense both in civilian and military contexts. It refers to selling, delivering, transporting, or providing controlled substances to others, often intending to distribute or sell them. In the military, drug distribution cases are treated with the utmost gravity, as they undermine discipline, readiness, and the overall effectiveness of the armed forces.
It is important to note that the military justice system has its own rules and regulations regarding drug distribution cases. These cases are typically prosecuted under the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) and can involve both civilian and military consequences.
Prohibited Substances Under The Uniform Code of Military Justice
It is illegal and prohibited by the Uniform Code of Military Justice provisions to distribute any drugs included in the federal Controlled Substances Act.
These include not only traditional street drugs such as:
- Hydrocodone (Vicodin
- Oxycodone (OxyContin)
- Benzodiazepines (Xanax)
What are the Penalties For Drug Distribution in The Military?
If you are accused of drug distribution within the military, you may face a range of administrative and criminal penalties. These penalties can profoundly impact your military career and personal life. Here are some of the potential consequences:
- Court-Martial: Drug distribution charges can lead to a court-martial, a military trial with its own set of rules and procedures. A conviction in a court-martial can result in severe punishments, including imprisonment, dishonorable discharge, or a bad conduct discharge.
- Civilian Consequences: In addition to military penalties, you may face civilian legal consequences. This could include criminal charges, which may result in fines, probation, or imprisonment.
- Loss of Rank and Benefits: A conviction for drug distribution may lead to a reduction in rank and the loss of important military benefits, such as retirement and access to military healthcare.
- Stigmatization: Being convicted of drug distribution can carry a significant social stigma, making it difficult to find employment and reintegrate into civilian life after leaving the military.
- Disqualification from Certain Roles: A drug distribution conviction can disqualify you from certain military roles and future career opportunities within the armed forces.
Defenses Against Drug Distribution Charges
Facing drug distribution charges in the military is a daunting experience, but it's essential to remember that you have rights and options. At McCormack & McCormack, we employ various strategies to defend our clients against these accusations. Some possible defenses include:
- Lack of Intent: One of the key elements in a drug distribution case is proving intent. If we can establish that you did not intend to distribute drugs, it can weaken the prosecution's case.
- Illegal Search and Seizure: Evidence obtained through an illegal search or seizure may be inadmissible in court. We will thoroughly investigate the circumstances of your arrest to ensure your rights were not violated.
- Chain of Custody Issues: We will scrutinize the chain of custody for any seized evidence to ensure its integrity. Mishandling of evidence can cast doubt on its reliability.
- Witness Credibility: Challenging the credibility of witnesses and informants is a common defense strategy in drug distribution cases. We will assess the reliability of the prosecution's witnesses.
- Entrapment: If you were coerced or pressured into committing a drug distribution offense by law enforcement, it may be a viable defense strategy.
Contact Our Military Drug Distribution Attorney Today
Drug distribution charges in the military can devastate your career and personal life. At McCormack & McCormack, we understand the complexities of military drug distribution cases and are committed to providing you with the vigorous defense you deserve.
Our experienced legal team will tirelessly advocate for your rights, challenge the evidence against you, and explore all possible defenses to achieve the best possible outcome for your case. Don't face these charges alone.
Contact McCormack & McCormack today to schedule a consultation with our military drug distribution lawyer!