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Security Clearance Denial

If you have been denied security clearance, it is important that you take action to protect your rights and your future by hiring a lawyer at Claery & Green.  Regardless of the reasons behind it, denial of security clearance may raise complicated legal and factual issues.  It will help to have the support of a lawyer who can manage a case as highly specialized as one involving security clearance.  Considering the extensive research that goes into security clearance, it is not surprising that many individuals are denied clearance because of issues pertaining to citizenship, family members, biographical information, education, and employment history.

There are four main reasons why a person may be denied security clearance:

  • Criminal conviction with a sentence of more than one year of incarceration.
  • Unlawful use an/or addiction to a controlled substance
  • Mental incompetence
  • Dishonorable discharge from the military

Although the above reasons are valid, there are certain situations where security clearance denial is capricious, arbitrary, or contrary to the law.  In these cases, security clearance denial may be based on factors that are not related to matters of national security.  Sexual preference or past behaviors, race, and/or political views may be unjustly used as the basis of security clearance denial.  Because the government is given total discretion on security clearance with little or no checks on the system, abuses of power occur and unjust security clearance denial often occurs.

If you feel like you have been denied security clearance because of a reason that was unjust, you should speak with an attorney at Cleary & Green.  The best way to protect yourself from being unfairly denied security clearance is to retain the services of an experienced and knowledgeable lawyer who will take action on your behalf.

For more information about you can fight security clearance denial, contact an attorney at Claery & Green today!

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