Recent Accomplishments

Rape and assault charges dismissed on eve of trial

December 11, 2012

Mr. Cassara represented a Navy Petty Officer in Jacksonville, Florida who was charged with rape and aggravated sexual assault.  On the eve of the original trial date, Mr. Cassara learned of the existence of several pertinent medical records of the alleged victim, and the trial was delayed.  As the date for the new trial drew … Read more

Findings of Show Cause Board overturned

December 4, 2012

I recently represented an Army Captain who had been to a “Show Cause Board” for misconduct who recommended that he be separated with an Other Than Honorable Discharge.  The captain was allegedly involved in an adulterous relationship with another captain. However, she received an Honorable Discharge while he received an Other Than Honorable.  I provided … Read more

Substantiated IG Complaint overturned

December 4, 2012

Mr. Cassara represented a Lieutenant Colonel member of the National Guard who had an IG complaint substantiated against him for allegedly improperly influencing a promotion Board.  Mr. Cassara filed a detailed rebuttal to the IG Complaint. Result?  The Department of the Army Inspector General overturned the findings of the State IG and “unfounded” the allegations … Read more

Reversal of all charges on appeal of sexual assault conviction

November 30, 2012

Mr. Cassara recently obtained the reversal of all charges for a soldier convicted of sexual molestation of his step-daughter.  The soldier was sentenced to 15 years in jail and a dishonorable discharge. However, after filing several briefs with the Army Court of Criminal Appeals, we were successful in getting all of the charges reversed.  This … Read more

Article 15 Removed. Client eligible for promotion.

November 27, 2012

Mr. Cassara represented an Army Major who was in the Army Guard Reserve (AGR.)  When the major was  young lieutenant he received an Article 15 for essentially being stupid.  As a result, he left active duty and went into the Army Reserves, eventually going into the AGR.  He made it to Major despite the Article … Read more

Former Marine's OTH Discharge upgraded to General (Under Honorable Conditions)

November 9, 2012

Mr. Cassara represented a former Marine Staff Sergeant who had been court-martialed and then administratively separated for fraternization and having sexual relations with two of his troops.  The administrative separation ended with an Other Than Honorable Conditions discharge.  Mr. Cassara succeeded in getting the discharge upgraded to General (Under Honorable Conditions) discharge, but showing that … Read more

Army officer facing discharge allowed to retire

November 5, 2012

Mr. Cassara represented an Army Lieutenant Colonel facing administrative discharge for the alleged improper receipt of government travel funds.  The government alleged four separate and distinct areas of misconduct and recommended the officer be discharged with an Other Than Honorable Discharge.  Mr. Cassara represented the officer in a separation board in California.  The Board found … Read more

Staff Sergeant's Sexual Assault Conviction Reversed on Appeal

October 26, 2012

Mr. Cassara represented an Army Staff Sergeant who was sentenced to 35 years confinement for sexual assault of a minor.  After the Army Court of Criminal Appeals affirmed his conviction, Mr. Cassara  petitioned the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces on the soldier’s behalf.  That court sent the case back to the Army Court … Read more

Army MSG has clearance reinstated

October 4, 2012

In my court-martial cases, you will see a post about an Army E-8 I represented who was charged with BAH and per diem fraud.  After a contested trial, all charges were eventually dismissed. However, the Army came after him again, in an attempt to revoke his clearance.  He was notified of the intent to revoke … Read more

Doctor's licensure restrictions lifted

August 10, 2012

Mr. Cassara represented an Air Force doctor who was facing loss of her medical privileges.  The command filed notice that they were going to revoke her medical privileges, which would not only mean the end of her military career, but would also impact her ability to earn a living outside of the military.  After she … Read more