Sergeant LS is a 13 year veteran of the United States Military. He honorably served our country in both Iraq and Afghanistan. During his distinguished career Sergeant LS has received over 20 different service medals. Under the Code of Military Justice, a drug conviction for a Sergeant is an automatic discharge from the Armed Services. The discharge distinction is considered dishonorable or other than honorable. LS is a career member of the military. Therefore, a discharge would end his career, prevent him from reenlisting, and result in the loss of his military benefits.
Therefore, it should come as no surprise that LS was extremely concerned when he was pulled over for a traffic violation and cannabis was discovered in his car. LS needed a criminal defense firm he could trust to handle a case that could potentially end his military career. He called a friend for help whom recommended the services of Robert Callahan & Associates. We immediately launched an investigation to formulate a defensive strategy. Based on our findings, we decided to put together a mitigation packet focusing on LS’s military career. The purpose of the mitigation packet was to highlight the many outstanding contributions LS has made to our country in exchange for an amendment to the charges. As a result, the State prosecutor agreed to drop the cannabis charges in exchange for a plea of guilty to the minor traffic offense. RESULT – POSSESSION OF CANNABIS - CASE DISMISSED.