UCMJ

The military justice system, like state and federal justice systems, contains rules of privilege. These rules keep certain evidence from being introduced in a court proceeding, even if the evidence would be relevant at trial. These rules of privilege exist because society has determined that encouraging and protecting certain relationships and communications is more important … Read more

Military Justice

Mr. Cassara Recently appeared on Military Justice Today Podcast. See below for excerpt and how to listen- Often referred to as the Godfather of Military Justice, Bill Cassara is a former Army prosecutor, defense counsel and appellate attorney with more than 30 years of military law experience. On this episode, Bill discusses some of the … Read more

Court of Appeals

The Fourth Amendment protects all Americans from search and seizure of their homes and property without a warrant. There are exceptions to this rule, such as for exigent circumstances or when evidence of a crime is in plain sight of law enforcement. Where a law enforcement agent violates the Fourth Amendment rights of an individual, … Read more

Court of Appeals

The Court of Federal Claims recently granted the Government’s motion for judgment on the administrative record in Carlino v. United States, the case of a Marine Captain who was administratively separated with an Other Than Honorable characterization of discharge after the command learned of his affair with the wife of a Staff Sergeant. The Captain … Read more

We are proud that one of our attorneys, Chris Carrier, recently had a Law Review article published on the Military Justice System: https://scholarworks.umt.edu/mlr/vol83/iss1/1/ If you or your loved one has been convicted at Court-Martial, please call or contact us to discuss your appellate rights.

Discharge Review

The Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces recently released its opinion in United States v. Edwards. Airman First Class Edwards was convicted of the unpremeditated murder of his roommate, Airman Bradley Hale. During sentencing, the Government called both of Airman Hale’s parents to testify about their son and the impact of his death upon … Read more

The Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces recently decided the case of United States v. Simmons, and set aside one of the guilty findings and the sentence. Senior Airman Simmons had been charged with, among other offenses, extortion for threatening to post intimate pictures of his victim unless she performed a sex act. The … Read more

air force drug conviction

In September 2020, 1st Lieutenant Badders was tried at Fort Hood, Texas by a panel of officers. He was found guilty of one specification of sexual assault. While the members were deliberating on the case, the defense counsel became aware of an article published in several on-line news sources concerning a high-profile Soldier suicide at … Read more

Article 66 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice establishes the Service Courts of Criminal Appeals. The Article states that each court may affirm only such findings of guilty and sentence as the court finds correct in law and fact and determines should be approved. Article 66 also states that in conducting this review, the … Read more