Recent Accomplishments

Court-Martial Conviction Reversal

August 16, 2017

Happy to announce that we secured the reversal of the court-martial conviction of a sailor at Camp Pendleton. He was convicted of two specifications of sexual assault upon victims who were allegedly too intoxicated to consent. The convictions on all the most serious charges have been set aside. Great news for our client.

Army NCO accused of attempted murder and other charges acquitted of all charges.

March 20, 2017

Mr. Cassara represented an Army Sergeant accused at a court-martial of conspiracy to commit murder, attempted murder, and numerous other charges arising out of a shooting in Germany. His co-accused went to trial before him and was convicted of several charges and sentenced to two years confinement and a bad-conduct discharge. One of the main […]

Army Officer found Not Guilty at Article 15

March 3, 2017

I have been representing an Army Captain who came up hot on a urinalysis for THC. He swore he had no idea how it happened, and we did some digging. Turns out he had been to a music festival in Atlanta. When he got home there was a batch of cookies on the kitchen table […]

Soldier Avoids Confinement: Will be Allowed to Retire

December 12, 2016

I just represented an E-7 at Fort Benning who was charged with numerous allegations of falsely wearing a Ranger Tab. The evidence against him was overwhelming. But we were able to mitigate his damage down to a two rank reduction. No confinement, no discharge. As he has an approved MEB (due to numerous jumps) he […]

Doctor’s GOMOR Moved From Performance Fiche to Restricted Fiche

October 30, 2016

We have been representing an Army doctor who received a GOMOR for allegedly falsifying medical records. As anyone who does military justice knows, commands frequently use GOMORs when they simply don’t have enough evidence to give someone an Article 15 or a Court-Martial. This was such a case. In spite of the GOMOR the doctor […]

Court-Martial conviction overturned on appeal

July 30, 2016

I recently represented a Coast Guardsman who was convicted of sexual abuse of a child and a general disorder for making a statement to a child that was of a nature to bring discredit upon the armed forces.  Two days prior to the court-martial, the alleged minor victim completely changed his story from the conduct alleged […]

Former Airman’s Discharge Upgraded

October 17, 2015

General Discharge upgraded to Honorable. We have been representing a former Airman who was kicked out for a “personality disorder.” The military frequently uses this “catch all” for those they want to be rid of, especially those with mental health issues, including PTSD. As our client did not have six years active duty, he was […]

No Charges Against NCO Suspected of BAH Fraud

March 15, 2015

I have been representing an Army NCO who was suspected of BAH fraud. He called me after CID called him wanting an interview. I advised him to not speak to CID (which is what I always advise.) We then put together a rebuttal packet. We were able to convince the command to not prefer charges […]

Army Major’s Retirement and Career Saved

September 5, 2014

Mr. Cassara recently represented an Army Major at Fort Sill, OK who was charged with 68 specifications (charges) including cyber stalking, computer infiltration, larceny, fraud, extortion, fraternization, adultery and conduct unbecoming an officer.  After extensive negotiations, Mr. Cassara secured a plea agreement where his client would plead guilty to fraternization, adultery and conduct unbecoming an […]

Reversal of Court-Martial Conviction Upheld on Appeal

August 15, 2014

I recently posted how the Army Court of Criminal Appeals had reversed my client’s child sexual abuse conviction in U.S. v. Swift.  In a rare move, the government appealed that decision to the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces.  Yesterday, the CAAF agreed with us, and denied the government’s appeal.  This means my client […]

William E. Cassara- Military Law Attorney

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