Drug Charges And Security Clearances

Even a minor drug charge can have a major effect on your ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance. If you have been arrested for any kind of drug crime, contact us 24/7 for a free consultation about how the charge could affect you.

At the Annapolis law firm of Cochran & Chhabra, LLC, our lawyers have the experience and the courtroom skills to defend you against damaging criminal charges. Our lawyers represent military personnel, government employees, defense contractors, and college students in Maryland who need to obtain or maintain a security clearance.

Can A Drug Conviction Affect My Security Clearance?

Obtaining and maintaining a security clearance is an important issue for government employees, defense contractors, military personnel, and college students attending officer training school. This includes a significant number of people in the Maryland/Washington D.C. area. There are three types of security clearances: confidential, secret, and top secret.

When you apply for or renew a security clearance, you will undergo a criminal background check. While a criminal arrest or conviction would not automatically disqualify you for a security clearance, it would not reflect well on you. Drug possession, domestic violence and theft charges can be particularly damaging.

If this is your first offense and there are no aggravating factors, our lawyers know how to resolve the charges without a long-term impact on your ability to obtain a security clearance.

Experienced Drug Charges Defense Attorneys In Annapolis

For a free case evaluation, call the attorneys at Cochran & Chhabra, LLC, day or night at 410.268.5515 or 888.268.5515, or contact us online. Se habla español.

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