Drugs/Alcohol & Security Clearances
Call Our Experienced National Security Clearance Attorneys Now
A history of drug or alcohol abuse can be a deciding factor in your effort to maintain or obtain a national security clearance. While it can be possible to assert the health and trustworthiness of a candidate, these matters do often carry a stigma that requires a vigilant and dedicated effort to overcome. If you believe that your candidacy could be affected by a prior drug or alcohol issue, the time to speak with legal counsel is now.
At Claery & Hammond, LLP, our team has nearly three decades of experience in assisting clients to assert their qualifications for national security clearance. Whether you are considering applying, have already started, or need to appeal a rejection, our firm has the institutional knowledge and resources to assess your case and ensure that your qualifications are compellingly put forth.
You do not have to face this process without an advocate by your side. Contact our firm today to start exploring your options.
Overcoming Prior Incidences
When it comes to drug and alcohol abuse, the standards for receiving a national security clearance are very high. For example, a single DUI conviction, or any proven use of a controlled substance can disqualify an applicant. However, those same candidates do have an opportunity to show that those incidents are not indicative of their lifestyle or compromise their professional performance.
Candidates can show that they have overcome drug and alcohol abuse by:
- Enrolling in a treatment program
- Completing a rehabilitation program
- Demonstrating a long and consistent work history
- Showing other evidence that the incident was isolated
These particular security clearances cases need to be assessed on a case-by-case basis. At our firm, we're ready to hear your story, collect the proper evidence, and take proactive steps towards best presenting your qualifications.
Our firm is ready to take a personal approach to your case.
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