Military Security Clearance Problems?

A security clearance is essential for many jobs in the U.S. military or as a civilian contractor. The loss of a security clearance can end a career. If you are being investigated for an alleged criminal charge or any other misconduct that would lead to a revocation or a denial of a security clearance, you can't afford to wait for an investigation to conclude.

Phillip Stackhouse is a retired JAG officer in the U.S. Marine Corps, a military defense attorney and also handles civilian criminal charges. He knows the importance of maintaining a security clearance. Too often, people lose job opportunities because of harmful allegations went unchallenged. Our attorney understands the actions that may prevent the loss of a security clearance due to unaddressed issues or help you correct a record that could prevent you from obtaining a security clearance.

Security Clearance Denial?

Security clearances are routinely denied or revoked for wide range of personal issues. The current guidance uses a "whole person" concept to determine what is an acceptable security risk. Some of the factors that are used to evaluate your security clearance, include:

  • Your allegiance to the U.S.
  • Potential foreign influence or preference
  • Sexual behavior
  • Personal conduct
  • Financial issues
  • Alcohol and drug use
  • Psychological matters
  • Criminal conduct
  • Handling of protected information
  • Outside activities
  • Use of information activity

We Can Assist With Issues Affecting Your Security Clearance

All of this is looked at to grant a security clearance as well as revoking a clearance. As you can see, the list is very comprehensive and encompasses much of your life beyond your tasks as a service member, contractor or federal employee. Our attorney can help you if you think you may have problems obtaining a clearance as well as maintaining your clearance.

Continuous Monitoring For Finances

Even if you have successfully obtained a security clearance, the Department of Defense (DOD) has instituted a continuous monitoring of individuals with national security roles. The system pulls data from credit bureaus and criminal records to find potential risks. This means if you suddenly have late payments on a credit card, file bankruptcy or are charged with a DUI, your security clearance could be at risk.

Contact Us For Help Today!

We can help if your security clearance is at risk or has been revoked. We work with individuals on military installations, defense contractors and service members in California and worldwide. To schedule a free initial consultation with our lawyer, call our San Diego office at 760-456-5386 or use our online contact form.