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. There are a lot of military court martial defense attorneys who are trying to stay away from trying cases involving these charges in the wake of the military’s crack down on sexual assault. Not us.
While that might help pad their stats, it does nothing to help an innocent Soldier wrongly accused. Unfortunately, in the current climate an allegation is being treated as proof of guilt. We’re sorry, but innocent Soldiers deserve a chance to fight for the truth. Victims of sexual assault do indeed deserve justice, but ruining the careers and taking the freedom of the innocent is not justice. If you are innocent, then draw a line in the sand and make your stand.
We defend cases such as conspiracy to defraud the military, BAH fraud, OHA fraud, extortion, larceny, wrongful appropriation, and more. In the modern peacetime military, Pilila’ua could make a gallant stand and all that some commands would see is a missing trench knife that they are sure someone stole.
Meanwhile, BAH fraud is actually one of the more common charges we see and it often derives from Soldiers trying to make ends meet. Sometimes it is an honest mistake and in other cases, the charges come as the result of an overzealous military investigator and a prosecutor with too much time on their hands. There is always more to the story, and we fight to make sure the whole story is told.
We represent service members facing charges including murder, manslaughter, aggravated assault, assault, and cases involving self-defense and defense of another. The military cultivates the warrior spirit and that spirit is not always so easily turned on and off.
One minute the Soldier is having a single drink in town, then the next thing you know he is hooking and jabbing like Pilila’ua because a couple of Marines from K-Bay wanted to mix it up. Fights happen in the military, but the charges can get serious in a hurry when something as simple as a pool cue or beer bottle gets involved. A Soldier’s fight should have to end a career and we fight to make sure that we keep those soldiers in the real fight that matters most.
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.
Hawaii has its own problem with illicit drug use among the civilian population and it is unfortunate that our good Soldiers out of Wheeler Army Airfield often get dragged into the mix. Sadly, the civilian will face few, if any, penalties while our Soldiers have to stand tall before the UCMJ. Don’t let a military Trial Defense Counsel convince you that fighting these charges isn’t worth it. When in doubt, reach out and we’ll tell you exactly what you are facing.
These include charges such as fraternization, unauthorized absence (AWOL), disobeying a lawful order, conduct unbecoming an officer, and much more. We believe that any Soldier, Sailor, Airman, Marine, Guardian or Coast Guardsman is always more than the sum of the charges they are facing. There is a reason why they disobeyed a lawful order. There is a reason they were AWOL. There is always more to the story than the charge. Once again, we fight to make sure the whole story is told.