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. The United States military is rightly and justly trying to address the prevalence of sexual assault within the ranks. Unfortunately, this has led to a culture where an allegation is taken for proof and career’s can be ruined.
You can support a victim’s right to pursue justice without admitting guilt when you know that you are innocent. An aggressive military prosecutor may like to indicate that guilt is a forgone conclusion, but that’s just to get you to plead. If you know that you are innocent, then you need to fight and get the whole story out for all to see. If you are innocent, please fight like it.
We defend cases such as conspiracy to defraud the military, BAH fraud, OHA fraud, extortion, larceny, wrongful appropriation, and more. It is a discernible truth that a soldier with the capacity for inexplicable gallantry like Lemon may very well fight just as hard to provide for their family. BAH fraud is often how we see that play out and there is always more to the story.
Getting married just so you can get off base and get a little BAH is not a wise strategy. That being said, there are many lifelong marriages that have resulted from such a plan. Military investigators don’t always believe it to be so, but the truth will set you free. Just be sure that if you did marry an exotic dancer you just met 24 hours ago, that you know her by her full name and not her stage name.
We represent service members facing charges including murder, manslaughter, aggravated assault, assault, and cases involving self-defense and defense of another. Something tells us that if the NVA could have prosecuted Peter Lemon for his use of extreme violence that night, they would have tried to do so rather than fight him outright.
Soldiers at Fort Drum fight from time to time and unfortunately, those fights can lead to some very serious charges. What starts out as a shoving match turns into an all out brawl with a beer bottle or chair and now, one’s career hangs in the balance. Soldiers are trained to fight, it’s what they do. Stoned or drunk, if you’ve found yourself facing such charges, give us a call.
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.
Fort Drum resides within New York State that has recently legalized recreational marijuana and right next to Canada which has done the same. Again, there are many reasons why the military would rightly prohibit drug use, but at some point, the military is going to have to reconcile the wave of legalizations. Then, you’ve got men like Peter Lemon to consider.
These include charges such as fraternization, unauthorized absence (AWOL), disobeying a lawful order, conduct unbecoming an officer, and much more. Something tells us that smoking marijuana while deployed to a fire base isn’t the only violation of the UCMJ that Peter Lemon conducted, but the Medal of Honor tends to cover a multitude of sins. For the rest of you, you’re likely going to have to fight back against absurd prosecutions under the UCMJ.