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I am getting a command directed drug test due to me being

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I am getting a command directed drug test due to me being late. Should I refuse or fail it? Us army e5 9 years in
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Military Law
Expert:  P. Simmons replied 1 year ago.

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I do not understand what you mean by "refuse or fail"

What does that mean?

Are you saying you are contemplating refusing to follow the order?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
due to the fact I will fail
Expert:  P. Simmons replied 1 year ago.


If you refuse to follow the order you can be prosecuted under Art 92, UCMJ for failure to follow the order.

And, frankly, they could order the test against your will...they could take you to the hospital and catheterize you (slide a tube up your penis to draw urine) in which case, if you fail you would be facing charges of both Art 92 (failure to follow the order) AND Art 112a (use of drugs)

I would not refuse the order...that would likely be a bad idea

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