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. Given the military’s current campaign to rid the ranks of sexual assault, these are cases we are seeing more and more often.
While we applaud the campaign, it is clear that the military is using a sledgehammer when it should be using a scalpel. The result is that innocent men and women are getting prosecuted under this campaign and careers are being ruined because an allegation is being treated as proof of guilt. Victims of sexual assault are not served justice when innocent men and women are prosecuted. If you are innocent or you think the full story is not being told you need to fight these charges. You can win if you fight, but if you let the military justice system talk you into surrender without a fight, you’re done for.
We defend cases such as conspiracy to defraud the military, BAH fraud, OHA fraud, extortion, larceny, wrongful appropriation, and more. When missing gear goes adrift, someone is going to take the fall for it. It doesn’t matter if that is a young PFC or a boot Lieutenant, someone is going to be left holding the bill. Unfortunately, the bill often doesn’t wind up in the right Soldier’s hands.
Meanwhile, BAH fraud is one of the more common charges we defend. Look, it is not your fault that the military built a BAH system that rewards you for marrying the dancer from Silver Doller Lounge you met last weekend or making barracks life so miserable, you’ll do anything to get off base. As far as we are concerned, you and Sugar Sparkles may have a wonderful life together. There is always more to the story when it comes to BAH fraud and you need to fight to make sure that the whole story is told in court.
We represent service members facing charges including murder, manslaughter, aggravated assault, assault, and cases involving self-defense and defense of another. It is not uncommon for a fight to begin out of righteous intentions such as the defense of others and watch it turn into serious charges for men and women in uniform.
We often see this when a makeshift weapon like a pool cue, beer bottle, or chair gets involved. Fights don’t happen in a vacuum and there is a reason why they get out of control. Please don’t let some military prosecutors try to tell you that your career is over without putting up a fight in court.
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.
Drug charges can be fought and regardless of what the prosecution tells you, they can be won. What is frustrating about drug charges is that it often involves a civilian as well who won’t get so much as a slap on the wrist, even if they were the major player. Meanwhile, good men and women in uniform have to stand tall in front of the UCMJ. Once again, let’s get the whole story told and let’s take the fight back to the military justice system.
These include charges such as fraternization, unauthorized absence (AWOL), desertion, disobeying a lawful order, conduct unbecoming an officer, and much more. What’s frustrating about the punitive articles is that they are enforced with little consistency from command to command.
It’s like one command would give Funk the Medal of Honor while another would accuse him of fraternizing with the enemy for only killing 40 of the 80. That’s what we see with the punitive articles and while we understand their utility in enforcing military discipline, the application is just plain silly at times.
Remember that scene in Band of Brothers where Captain Sobel wants to punish Winters for not getting his message via courier? We’re talking that silly. How did Winters win? He requested trial by court martial and fought back. There’s your ticket to justice and we are going to help you get there.