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. Throughout the military and regardless of branch, the Department of Defense is conducting a right and just campaign to purge the military of sexual assault.
While we support these noble efforts, there has now developed a climate where an allegation is being treated as proof of guilt. That is unacceptable as no victim of sexual assault receives justice when innocent men and women are prosecuted for statistics sake. If you are innocent of these charges or you feel the entire story is not being considered, your only option is to fight. When your career, retirement, or freedom hangs in the balance, giving up isn’t an option.
We defend cases such as conspiracy to defraud the military, BAH fraud, OHA fraud, extortion, larceny, wrongful appropriation, and more. In the Marine Corps, they have a saying that goes, “There’s only one thief in the Marine Corps, everyone else is just getting their stuff back.”
Missing gear is a problem that plagues every branch and someone is usually left holding the bill for it and are often finding themselves standing tall before the UCMJ as a result. However, BAH fraud is one of the more common fraud charges seen out of Joint Base Charleston. At times it is an innocent mistake and at others, it derives from a young member of the military trying to best care for their family. In either case, there is always more to the story.
We represent service members facing charges including murder, manslaughter, aggravated assault, assault, and cases involving self-defense and defense of another. Wherever two or more branches of the military may gather, an inter-service fight is bound to break out. Joint Base Charleston is no exception.
While we would like to think these scuffles are relatively harmless, the truth is that the charges can turn serious in a hurry when an impromptu weapon like a pool cue or a beer bottle gets involved. Not to mention, if it takes three Coast Guardsmen to beat up a Marine, the extra people mean extra charges.
Fights like this should not end a career and certainly not when we will need men and women who know how to fight to address rising threats in the years to come. We’ll fight for you at trial so that you can remain in the fight for this nation when we need you most.
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.
The use of illicit drugs is a problem in every service branch, but not all charges that come under Article 112a are the same. We believe that any member of the military facing charges is more than the sum of the charges levied against them. There is always more to the story that needs to be told. Not to mention, the military is going to have to reconcile at some point the fact that marijuana is legal in over 30 states now. Don’t let a military prosecutor convince you that there is no hope in fighting these charges. Reach out to us for a consultation before you give up this fight.
These include charges such as fraternization, unauthorized absence (AWOL), disobeying a lawful order, conduct unbecoming an officer, and much more. Now, these charges can vary from service branch to service branch. However, each service branch has their own norms that would be taboo in another branch.
There is a great likelihood that Wilson Watson left the Marines to become an Army mess hall cook just so that he could put his hands in his pockets without getting yelled out. Sometimes the charges under the punitive articles come from a reasonable place and at other times, the charges are just plain silly.