At William E. Cassara, PC, we devote our firm's resources to representing current and former military members in military related matters. Mr. Cassara has nearly thirty years of experience in military law. If you or your loved one is facing a court-martial, Mr. Cassara is well versed in the Uniformed Code of Military Justice, and has been defending service members around the world his entire career. If a service member has been convicted at court-martial, Mr. Cassara has extensive experience in court-martial appeals, and has represented service members before all service courts of criminal appeals, the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, and the U.S. Supreme Court. Mr. Cassara's expertise has lead to the reversal of numerous court-martial convictions, as shown here in our representative cases.
In addition to representing service members at courts-martial and court-martial appeals, Mr. . Cassara also draws on his extensive experience to protect your rights in a variety of other military matters. These matters can include corrections of military records, discharge upgrades, security clearance revocations, MEBs and PEBs proceedings before Boards of Inquiry/Administrative Separation Boards and a variety of other military legal matters to include disenrollment from ROTC or service academies, adverse fitness report appeals, GOMOR and other reprimand appeals and other related matters..
Call Mr. Cassara at 800-511-9293 to discuss your case. You will not speak to a legal assistant, "chat box" or answering service. If he is not in, he will return your call, and you will speak directly with an experienced attorney.
New Law Gives Right to Appeal to Servicemembers With Lightest Sentences–But You Must Act Quickly!
As discussed previously here, the 2023 National Defense Authorization Act opened up access to the appellate courts to every servicemember convicted at general or special courts-martial, no matter the sentence. If you are court-martialed and receive a sentence that includes a bad conduct discharge, dishonorable discharge, dismissal, or confinement for two years or more, your … Read more
Court of Appeals for Armed Forces Finds That Confinement Conditions Did Not Constitute Cruel and Unusual Punishment
Many bases and posts throughout the United States do not have their own confinement facilities. The commanders of these installations often enter into Memorandums of Agreement (MOA) with local civilian jails to hold pretrial detainees, servicemembers serving a short sentence, or servicemembers awaiting transfer to a military confinement facility. The conditions at these local jails … Read more
Congress Makes Changes to Appellate Rights in 2023 NDAA
Before December 23, 2022, Article 66 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) set up two ways for convicted servicemembers to get direct appellate review from the service courts of criminal appeals. First, courts-martial that resulted in a sentence that included death, dismissal, dishonorable discharge, bad conduct discharge, or confinement for two years or … Read more