FULL ACQUITTAL. NO Federal Conviction for Drug Use, NO Conviction, NO Discharge.
August 18, 2015, U.S. v. E-6, Fort Benning, Georgia. Staff Sergeant has a positive urinalysis for a controlled substance. He is notified of a career-ending Article 15 non-judicial punishment (NJP). Mr. Freeburg represents Staff Sergeant and after consulting with Mr. Freeburg, the client rejects the Article 15 and demands trial by court martial. Mr. Freeburg prepares a solid defense of innocent ingestion, arguing that his client never intended to use an illegal substance and that any such taking was inadvertent. Without this intent, Freeburg can prove the taking of the substance was not wrongful and would therefore lead to an acquittal. Freeburg aggressively advocates on behalf of his client before a military panel. RESULT: FULL ACQUITTAL. NO Federal Conviction for Drug Use, NO Conviction, NO Discharge.