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. We recognize that this charge is a far cry from defying orders to save your fellow soldiers, but this one comes up far more often. You have to remember that all it takes is an allegation to ruin a career these days. Whether that stems from a domestic dispute or simply a night out on the town gone wrong, false allegations occur in and around Ft. Campbell. If you are innocent, then you need to fight.
We defend cases such as conspiracy to defraud the military, BAH fraud, OHA fraud, extortion, larceny, wrongful appropriation, and more. Once again, false allegations and good old fashioned human error can lead to some very serious charges under the UCMJ. Moreover, good officers and NCOs seem to have a unique ability to do what it takes to “tactically acquire” the gear their unit needs from a stingy supply chain.
We represent service members facing charges including murder, manslaughter, aggravated assault, assault, and cases involving self-defense and defense of another. Fights get out of control in a hurry these days as it pertains to the airborne, it usually starts when someone inadvertently calls someone a “leg” with ill intent. Members of the 101st will understand this well and scuffle turns serious with a pool cue, beer bottle or more, good men can find themselves in a lot of trouble.
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. While it is entirely appropriate that the military would want to eliminate drug use, at some point the military is going to have to reconcile the fact that recreational marijuana is legal in 19 states now. Good careers don’t need to come to an end if there is suspected use.
These include charges such as fraternization, unauthorized absence (AWOL), disobeying a lawful order, conduct unbecoming an officer, and much more. Finally, here we are at disobeying a lawful order and the other general charges that can ruin a career. It was a lawful order for Colonel Sink to order the 2nd raid into Germany. It was a violation of the UCMJ for Major Winters to deny it. It was a lawful order for commanders to order Dakota Meyer to stand down. It was a violation of the UCMJ for Meyer to enter the kill zone. If either man were to face a court martial for doing so, the Bilecki Law Group would jump at the chance to defend them.