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Security Clearance Reinstated

We have been representing a member of the South Carolina Army National Guard (SCARNG) who was notified that his security clearance was suspended due to his alleged involvement in the GRAP recruiting scandal.  Years after his work as a recruiter CID interviewed all of his old recruits, and two of them did not remember my […]

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CAAF reverses another sexual conviction with prejudice calling the case a “tangled morass.”

About two weeks ago, I wrote a blog about the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces (CAAF) overturning a conviction for rape and other charges in the Coast Guard case United States v. Riesbeck. https://courtmartial.com/caaf-reverses-conviction-rape-prejudice-coast-guard-improperly-selected-panel-saturated-women/. The Court dismissed that case with prejudice on 23 January 2018 due to the panel being improperly stacked with […]

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Army Discharge Review Board

We recently represented a former soldier who had been discharged from the Army with a General (Under Honorable Conditions) discharge for a “Physical Condition, not a Disability.” Essentially, he was kicked out because he had a previously undiagnosed anxiety disorder, which manifested itself once he went on active duty. We petitioned the Army Discharge Review […]

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Where do I go to get “bad paper” out of my permanent file if I am already separated from the service?

If a reprimand or non-judicial punishment (NJP) is filed in your permanent file while you are in the service, it stays in there unless it is later removed. Sometimes, it is the reason you are later separated from the service. Sometimes you leave the service voluntarily. Either way, the reprimand or NJP stay in your […]

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CAAF reverses conviction for rape with prejudice because the Coast Guard improperly selected a panel saturated with women.

On 23 January 2018, the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces (CAAF) overturned a conviction for rape and other charges in the Coast Guard case United States v. Riesbeck. When Boatswain’s Mate Second Class (E-5) Riesbeck went to his court-martial in 2012 for allegedly raping a woman, he faced a seven member panel that […]

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Who Needs Lawyers? We Do: Nicolas Jackson’s Story

Gainesville, GA Military Veteran with Restored Respect Patriotic, bright and brave, Nicolas came from a military family and signed up after 9/11. However, after many harrowing and horrible experiences, especially in Iraq, his solid base of sensitivities became shaken. His best friend was killed in front of him in battle. When he was returned to […]

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Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces reverses my client’s conviction and sentence based on improper use of propensity evidence.

The year 2018 has started off with a good news story! I argued in front of the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces (CAAF) for my client Army Major (MAJ) Thompson recently and the CAAF ruled in our favor in January 2018. The CAAF reversed the ruling made by the Army Court of Criminal […]

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Army Court of Criminal Appeals reverses conviction based on a bad search.

On 13 December 2017, in United States v. Morales, the Army Court of Criminal Appeal (ACCA) reversed PFC Morales’ court-martial conviction for abusive sexual content, indecent viewing and indecent recording. In this case, a female soldier alleged that PFC Morales sexually touched her while massaging her legs. After the alleged touching the female soldier and […]

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Propensity Evidence on Appeal.

As a law firm with significant experience and emphasis on court-martial appeals, we have been following the cases of “propensity” evidence very closely, and have had several convictions overturned on appeal due the improper use of propensity evidence.  The law has always been clear that one cannot be convicted on “uncharged misconduct” if that evidence […]

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