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Why You Need a Security Clearance Lawyer

There are no “minor” mistakes when it comes to completing your application for security clearance. The omission of what seems to be an insignificant element of your personal background could call into question your honesty and trustworthiness.

Many federal employees, government contractors, and military personnel are intimidated by the security clearance application and have concerns about the interview process. Even individuals who believe they have unblemished backgrounds are surprised by the multitude of ways their personal experiences can hurt their chances of receiving a security clearance.

Don’t jeopardize your chances of obtaining security clearance. Call us today.

How can a security clearance lawyer assist you through the application process?

  1. A lawyer can protect you from omissions that may make you seem dishonest or lacking integrity.
  2. A lawyer can protect you from omissions that can delay the review process if undisclosed information emerges during the interview process.
  3. A lawyer can ensure you do not provide too much information.
  4. A lawyer can tell you what personal information is relevant to your application.

How can a security clearance lawyer guide you through the interview process?

  1. A lawyer can advise you on the types of questions investigators will ask.
  2. A lawyer can advise you on ways to present mitigating circumstances for issues that may raise red flags.
  3. A lawyer can advise you on ways to pro-actively resolve issues that may raise red flags.

Do I need a security clearance attorney?

Anyone applying for security clearance should consult with an attorney who is familiar with the application and investigation process.

  1. Have you ever experienced financial problems, such as an inability to pay your bills or have you filed for bankruptcy?
  2. Have you ever been arrested or convicted of a crime?
  3. Have you ever used illegal drugs or abused prescription medication?
  4. Have you ever suffered from or been treated for a mental health condition?
  5. Do you have any family members, friends, or business contacts living in foreign countries?
  6. Do you have a passport issued by another country?
  7. Have you travelled abroad?
  8. Have you been involved in an alcohol-related incident, such as a DWI, or have you reported to work drunk?
  9. Have you ever worked or volunteered for any entities with ties to foreign entities?
  10. Have you moved around or changed jobs frequently?

Even if you think you have a perfect record – our attorneys can help ensure that your application is complete and can guide you through the rigorous interview process. Call today.

Call Tully Rinckey PLLC today to speak confidentially about your individual situation with an experienced security clearance attorney. We can be reached 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 202-787-1900 or via email at

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