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. This is a big one, because when these types of charges are preferred, one’s freedom is routinely on the line. Spending your life in a military prison doesn’t seem like much less punishment than crashing into the ocean and sleeping with the fishes. These are serious charges and unfortunately, all it takes is an allegation upend a career. This is one that deserves a life or death mentality to fight.
We defend cases such as conspiracy to defraud the military, BAH fraud, OHA fraud, extortion, larceny, wrongful appropriation, and more. This charge doesn’t always seem as severe, but it can still cost you your career if you lose. Let’s take BAH fraud as an example.
If you entered into a sham marriage to get a little BAH, we’re not going to suggest that you’ll spend the rest of your days behind bars. That being said, investigators can sometimes be overzealous in their pursuit of BAH fraud. Who knows, maybe you actually do love the stripper you married after a weekend out on the town. Some aspects of BAH fraud are objective while others are very subjective. Don’t give up your career over a misunderstanding or innocent mistake.
We represent service members facing charges including murder, manslaughter, aggravated assault, assault, and cases involving self-defense and defense of another. Something tells me if James Swett would have found himself in a bar fight, he might be the type of man to get an “Ace” by knocking out 5 bar rednecks or preppy college boys in one night as well.
The only problem is that if his fighting spirit led him to use any object such as a pool cue or beer bottle, the gallant hero could be facing some serious charges. Fights happen in the military and there doesn’t seem to be any solution to ensuring that they don’t. For civilians the consequences can be light. For members of the military, it can cost them dearly.
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.
NAS Jacksonville is a beach town and as such, it attracts its fair share of party goers. Particularly marijuana, this has caught far too many good men and women of the military in a bad spot. At some point, the military is going to have to reconcile that recreational marijuana is now legal in 19 states. Until then, good men and women are going to find themselves in a tough spot if they are caught. It doesn’t have to end a career and there are circumstances that warrant examining. These charges can be fought.
These include charges such as fraternization, unauthorized absence (AWOL), disobeying a lawful order, conduct unbecoming an officer, and much more. We see these charges come out of NAS Jacksonville all the time and they can catch both junior and senior Sailors alike. Some of the charges come from a legitimate place of enforcing military discipline, other charges come from a silly place that has no bearing on a person’s ability to contribute to the fight. Don’t assume guilt is your only choice when charged.