Below is a transcript from the YouTube video: Under Military Investigation? Can You Avoid Court Martial?
In a typical year, in cases that we get hired on when the accused or suspect has not yet been charged, about 50% of those cases can be disposed of (meaning that court-martial charges are dropped), the charges end up not getting referred, sometimes the client just PCs is the ETS get out of the service. Other times, we’re able to negotiate a lesser level of punishment like a letter of reprimand rather than going to a court-martial. To do that, you have to get involved from the beginning and start building up your defense in preparing your defense and be ready to present that defense in the weaknesses in the government’s case to the convening authority, if necessary.
If you plan on sitting back and waiting to see what happens, what’s going to happen is that the JAGs and command will prefer court-martial charges against you. Once a chart is preferred, they’re much more difficult to get dropped than if you can take care of them before the charges are preferred against you. So our strategy in most cases is to gather evidence that shows that evidence that our clients are not guilty and be prepared. Be prepared to take the case to court if necessary, but at that point, we already have our defense set up, and we always have a few things up our sleeves that we do not present to the prosecution.
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For over twenty years, our military defense attorneys passionately fight for American Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, and Coasties accused of sex crimes, drug distribution, Maiming – Article 128a, UCMJ, Rape of a Child under Article 120b, White Collar Crimes, or Self Injury, Without Intent to Avoid Service – Article 134, UCMJ. We also defend against other offenses under the UCMJ.
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Unlike most court-martial defense lawyers or your assigned Army, Navy, Air Force, or Marine Corps defense counsel, pleading out is not something we commonly do. Suppose you are dealing with a trial for Sexual assault. In that case, Aggravated Assault – Article 128, UCMJ, Sexual Assault, Attempts – Article 80, UCMJ, or Indecent Language – Article 134, UCMJ, our military defense attorneys’ military trial outcomes are excellent. Our client and his or her future is our primary concern we take on an allegation. Our court-martial attorneys maintain smaller caseloads than the usually assigned defense lawyer so that we can concentrate on every case separately. Your trial will not be outsourced to a third party, and we will not intimidate you into a guilty plea at the last minute. Our military defense attorneys have successfully contested military court-martials and administrative separation hearings in the United States and worldwide.