2LT, U.S. Army

Stephen Hayes Carpenter JR

Case Conclusion Date:February 14, 2013

Practice Area:Military Law

Outcome:Officer retained and provided rehabilitative transfer. Defense was able to discredit drug test result, and persuasively persuade Government that irrational behaviors warranted a second chance. Officer also avoids criminal conviction in state court.

Description:Government alleged officer used cocaine, based upon a hospital drug test result, and acted drunk and disorderly at a club. Officer's irrational behaviors included assault and evading arrest. Government initiates administrative action to separate probationary officer.

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