These cases can include rape, sexual assault, aggravated sexual assault, abusive sexual contact, sexual assault of a minor, indecent viewing, indecent recording, forcible pandering, indecent exposure, and other Article 120 and Article 120(c) offenses. Victims of sexual assault deserve justice, but what is happening to good men and women in the military right now does not deliver that justice.
The current culture and climate is such that an allegation is being treated as evidence and careers are ruined on the basis of a lie. Even cases that don’t have enough evidence for a court martial are still ruining careers through administrative separation. Think about that for a second. There is no evidence for a trial, but they are still treating you as guilty. If you are innocent of these charges or you don’t feel the full story is being told, your only option is to stand up and fight.
We defend cases such as conspiracy to defraud the military, BAH fraud, OHA fraud, extortion, larceny, wrongful appropriation, and more. In the movie, It’s a Wonderful Life, every time a bell rings an Angel gets its wings. In the military, every time a bell rings some dirtbag is running off with missing gear and blaming it on someone else.
We defend fraud and larceny cases with the majority of cases revolving around BAH fraud. That’s because some overzealous military investigator fancies himself the next Sherlock Holmes and they think they’ve cracked the case of giant BAH heist. Meanwhile, it is often just a young Airman who made a mistake or was doing their best to provide for their young family. There is always more to the story and we make sure that story gets told to the powers that be.
We represent service members facing charges including murder, manslaughter, aggravated assault, assault, and cases involving self-defense and defense of another. The fact that Jimmy Steward was suffering PTSD while filming a movie that nearly every American family has seen should garner some empathy and understanding.
That aggression can often manifest itself back stateside and when a simple fight turns ugly when a pool cue or beer bottle gets involved, some of our finest warriors can find themselves facing serious charges. Don’t let some JAG prosecutor who has never thrown a punch in their life tell you that what you have done is the worst thing ever and your career should now be over. You can fight Article 128 charges and you can win.
We defend cases involving drug possession, drug distribution, drug importation, drug manufacturing, drug trafficking, positive urinalysis cases, tampering with urinalysis cases, and more. These cases often involve illegal controlled substances such as marijuana, LSD, methamphetamines, cocaine, ecstasy, molly, opioids, analogues, and more.
Columbus resides just down the way from SEC school Mississippi State. Where you have college towns, you have drugs and good Airmen at Columbus often get caught up in the same scene. Unfortunately, the frat boy who brought the drugs will get off without so much as a slap on the wrist. Meanwhile, you find yourself standing tall before the UCMJ. These are serious charges, but it doesn’t have to be the end of your military career.
These include charges such as fraternization, unauthorized absence (AWOL), disobeying a lawful order, conduct unbecoming an officer, and much more. The punitive articles are the military’s catch all for reasons to ruin your career.
When enforced ethically, they can help ensure good order and military discipline. When used in an arbitrary and capricious manner by a vindictive command, they become some of the worst abuses of the UCMJ that we see. Please don’t take this charge because you deem it small only to find out the command was just using it to run you out of the military all along.