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. Right now, court martial defense attorneys are running from these charges because they don’t want to face the current military climate on sexual assault.
That’s because right now, allegations are being treated as proof of guilt and the military is sparing no expense to secure a conviction. We embrace this fight because victims of sexual assault are not served justice when innocent men and women are put on trial. If you are innocent of these charges or you think the full story is not being told, then you need to fight. It won’t be easy and you’ll feel, at times, like you have 17 Zeros circling your doomed bomber, but you can win. Trust us, you can win and we have the stats and results to prove it.
We defend cases such as conspiracy to defraud the military, BAH fraud, OHA fraud, extortion, larceny, wrongful appropriation, and more. Captain Zeamer received the Medal of Honor for his actions during war, but if he tried to put .50 cals where the military said .30 cals should go today, they’d charge him with wrongful appropriation.
Good intentions often lead young airmen into trouble and that often comes in the form of BAH fraud. It’s one of the more common charges we defend and typically, it’s a young Airman just trying to provide for his family on a shoestring budget. It shouldn’t end a career as those same men and women who care so much for their families will look after their military family with the same devotion when bullets start flying.
We represent service members facing charges including murder, manslaughter, aggravated assault, assault, and cases involving self-defense and defense of another. The military instills a fighting spirit in young men and women without apology. The only problem is that the fighting spirit is not so easily turned on and off.
Look, fights happen in the military and it shouldn’t be the end of a career. For young Airmen at Keesler, this often happens during weekend leave and it can easily start with some civilians picking on young men and women fresh out of basic and out in the town. The charges can get serious in a hurry when a makeshift weapon like a beer bottle or pool cue is involved. If you are facing these charge, you have one more fight ahead of you and that is at trial.
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.
Keesler is situated on the Gulf Coast of Biloxi which often brings Spring Breakers, parties, and drugs. It is common for a civilian influence in this beach town to lead a young Airman into trouble, which is unfortunate because that civilian won’t get so much as a slap on the wrist. Meanwhile, our young men and women in uniform have to stand tall before the UCMJ. You can fight and win drug charges and it doesn’t have to cost you your career, retirement, or freedom.
These include charges such as fraternization, unauthorized absence (AWOL), 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.
Captain Zeamer and his crew were kept out of the fight for the longest time because command thought they lacked military discipline. Yet, when they were put into the fight, they showed what they could really do. The punitive articles of the UCMJ exist for a good reason, but when wielded flippantly by fickle commands they can just be downright silly. Sometimes you have to stand up and fight a charge just out of principle.