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. As it stands right now, we know countless military court martial defense attorneys who are doing all they can to avoid defending charges under these articles. That’s because the military is conducting a campaign to root out sexual assault from the military and commands are unrelenting in their prosecution.
That’s great and we support that campaign, but if commands are not always right then logic dictates that many innocent men and women in uniform could get unjustly caught up in this campaign. We are not afraid to take on Article 120 and 134 charges anymore than George Davis was afraid to take on 12 MiGs at 6 to 1 odds. There is no justice served when an innocent person is prosecuted for sexual assault. None and if you are innocent, then you need to stand up and fight.
We defend cases such as conspiracy to defraud the military, BAH fraud, OHA fraud, extortion, larceny, wrongful appropriation, and more. One might call it fraud or a swindle to promise all Aces that they can go home after their 5th kill. George Davis was up to kill number 12 before he took flight on that final and fateful mission.
I’m sure Davis’ command was well intentioned in their decision to keep him in the fight and the truth is that many fraud cases start out well intentioned as well. The most common we fight and defend is BAH fraud where it is often a case of a young Airman trying to provide best for their family. An honest mistake or a stretch of a risk and before you know it, they are facing serious charges. There is always more to the story, and you need to get the full story told if you are facing these charges.
We represent service members facing charges including murder, manslaughter, aggravated assault, assault, and cases involving self-defense and defense of another. It is not uncommon for a fight to begin out of righteous intentions such as the defense of others and watch it turn into serious charges for men and women in uniform.
We often see this when a makeshift weapon like a pool cue, beer bottle, or chair gets involved. Fights don’t happen in a vacuum and there is a reason why they get out of control. Please don’t let some military prosecutor try to tell you that your career is over without putting up a fight in court.
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.
We understand the military’s need to prohibit illicit drug use, but at some point it is going to have to come to reconcile the fact that marijuana is legal in over 30 states right now. You know, it’s also illegal for underage Airman to drink in the dorms, but something tells us that this one is not being routinely enforced either. There are paths to fight these charges and as long as you are willing to stand up and fight them, so are we. We’ll make sure the full story gets told and all the factors considered.
These include charges such as fraternization, unauthorized absence (AWOL), disobeying a lawful order, conduct unbecoming an officer, and much more. This is the military’s catch all for enforcing military discipline and while they have their purpose, they are rarely enforced with any consistency from command to command.
Davis was not the only fighter Ace denied his exit from Korea, but the high-profile nature of the case caught the public’s attention. Why some Aces went home and others remained couldn’t be clearly answered. It’s the same thing for how the punitive articles of the UCMJ are enforced. Until they can be enforced with some consistency, there is room for you to fight and argue your case.