What is a Security Clearance?
A security clearance is the process in which an applicant is investigated before being granted access to national security information. A thorough investigation is conducted to determine the character, loyalty and reliability of the applicant to determine whether he or she can be trusted with the information. Through the use of credit checks, medical reports, national records and, in some cases, interviews with people who know the applicant, investigations typically look into a person’s individual character with a special emphasis on:
- Criminal record
- History of drug use
- Emotional and financial stability
Unfortunately, any aspect of a person’s past may affect the decision to grant or deny them security clearance. If you’ve been denied, it is important to consult with an experienced attorney who can thoroughly evaluate the details of the denial and fight aggressively for an appeal on your behalf.
Contact the Edmunds Law Firm
At the Edmunds Law Firm, we have been known to successfully handle even the most complicated and involved national security matters. No matter what stage of the process you need help with, even if you are just starting the application process, we can help you.
To discuss your individual circumstances with an attorney who knows the process, contact our National Security Clearance Lawyers today.