Nick Wass, Associated Press
In this Jan. 30, 2010, file photo, Vice President Joe Biden, left, with his son Hunter, right, at the Duke Georgetown NCAA college basketball game in Washington. Hunter Biden is expressing regret for being discharged from the Navy Reserve amid published reports that he tested positive for cocaine.

WASHINGTON — Connecticut legal authorities say the youngest son of Vice President Joe Biden does not face automatic review of his state law license following his discharge from the Navy Reserve after testing positive for cocaine use.

Hunter Biden works in Washington as a private equity executive and board director of an international energy firm. But he is admitted to practice law in Connecticut, where attorneys' privileges can be examined under a disciplinary review system. Legal clients, state lawyers, judges and any citizen can file grievances, but as of Friday, none had been filed.

Biden was discharged in February from the Navy Reserve. The Navy did not provide a reason, but people familiar with the matter told The Associated Press that Biden failed a drug test.