United States v. O-3 (General Court-Martial)

Practice Area: Military Law

Date: August 25, 2016

Outcome: Mixed Plea - Not Guilty on contested Rape of a Child Charge

Article 120b, Sexual abuse of a child Article 120b, Rape of a child Article 128, Assault consummated by a battery  

E-4 Administrative Separation Board

Practice Area: Military Law

Date: February 12, 2015

Outcome: Under Honorable Conditions (General) service characterization

Administrative separation board of former E-5 following court-martial conviction (Article 112a Wrongful use of a controlled substance).  Avoided Under Other Than Honorable Conditions service characterization – secured access to VA benefits.

U.S. v. E-4

Practice Area: Military Law

Date: December 23, 2014

Outcome: No punitive discharge

Article 112a, Wrongful use of a controlled substance

U.S. v. E-3

Practice Area: Military Law

Date: March 25, 2015

Outcome: No Punitive Discharge

Article 78, UCMJ, Accessory after the fact – premeditated murder; Article 107, UCMJ, False Official Statement; Article 134, UCMJ Obstructing Justice; Article 134, UCMJ, Misprison of a serious offense

U.S. v. E-5

Practice Area: Military Law

Date: September 24, 2009

Outcome: Full Acquittal

Article 120, UCMJ, Sexual Assault

U.S. v. E-6

Practice Area: Military Law

Date: January 12, 2010

Outcome: Full Acquittal

Article 120, UCMJ, Sexual Assault

U.S. v. E-4

Practice Area: Military Law

Date: October 10, 2010

Outcome: Case Dismissed

Article 120, UCMJ, Abusive Sexual Contact; Article 134, UCMJ, Indecent Language

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