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. Keep in mind that a Marine need only to be accused to find their career in jeopardy.
We defend cases such as conspiracy to defraud the military, BAH fraud, OHA fraud, extortion, larceny, wrongful appropriation, and more. The Marines have a saying that, “gear adrift is a gift” along with, “there is only one thief in the Marine Corps and everyone else is getting their stuff back.” There are innocent Marines and Marines who have made a mistake, and neither should cost a Marine their career.
We represent service members facing charges including murder, manslaughter, aggravated assault, assault, and cases involving self-defense and defense of another. Marine’s fight, it is kind of their thing. What would otherwise be a routine disagreement can escalate quickly. It doesn’t have to end a career.
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. Over the past 20 years, our Marines have had to process a great deal of complex trauma during the era of GWOT. At times, a good Marine made for the battlefield will struggle in the barracks. They need good defense.
These include charges such as fraternization, unauthorized absence (AWOL), disobeying a lawful order, conduct unbecoming an officer, and much more. Here is where most of the Marines General Puller was talking about find themselves. Strong legal defense is the hallmark of our judicial system. Unfortunately, Marines often have to retain civilian defense counsel to get it.