Court-Martial Appeals

 

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Staff Sergeant's Sexual Assault Conviction Reversed on Appeal

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 …

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Airman's court-martial conviction for rape of a minor reversed on appeal

Mr. Cassara represented an Airman on his court-martial appeal for rape of a minor.  During the court-martial, one panel member had to be excused, and two more replaced him. While this is an authorized practice, Mr. Cassara argued during his court-martial appeal that this denied the airman the right to confront his accuser.  The Air …

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Soldier's court-martial conviction for child pornography reversed.

Mr. Cassara represented an Army Staff Sergeant on his court-martial appeal. The soldier was convicted of possession of child pornography and other offenses. During his court-martial appeal, Mr. Cassara argued that his court-martial conviction for possession of child pornography was invalid, as most of the pictures the soldier possessed were clearly not child pornography.  After …

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Marine's rape conviction overturned, sentence reduced.

Mr. Cassara represented a Marine Gunnery Sergeant on his court-martial appeal.  The Marine was convicted of rape of a minor among other charges and sentenced to nearly 15 years confinement.  During his court-martial appeal, Mr. Cassara argued that the military judge improperly instructed the panel on the law, and that the accused was denied a …

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Obtained reversal of all charges for Airman convicted of child sexual abuse

Mr. Cassara represented an Air Force member who was convicted of sexually abusing a neighbor’s daughter and sentenced to nine years in jail. On appeal of his court-martial conviction, the Air Force Court of Criminal Appeals agreed with Mr. Cassara that the Airman’s rights were violated and that he was denied a fair trial. The …

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DNA evidence leads to reversal of charges against Navy Officer

Mr. Cassara represented a former Navy officer who had been accused at court-martial of rape. The officer was convicted of Conduct Unbecoming an Officer and Fraternization.  After contacting Mr. Cassara, we learned that the DNA evidence used at his court-martial to prove he had sex with the alleged victim had been handled by a United …

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Secured reversal of court-martial conviction on appeal for sailor convicted of shoplifting

Mr. Cassara secured reversal of court-martial conviction on appeal for sailor convicted of shoplifting. Sailor originally sentenced to four months confinement and a bad conduct discharge. Mr. Cassara later determined that the Naval Criminal Investigative Service had lost the store video tape which the government had used against the sailor in order to sustain the …

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Secured reversal of court-martial conviction of Army Chief Warrant Officer convicted of larceny and dismissed from the service

Mr. Cassara secured reversal of court-martial conviction of Army Chief Warrant Officer convicted of larceny and dismissed from the service. Officer was originally convicted of multiple counts of larceny from the bank account of a family member of a deceased soldier. Mr. Cassara successfully argued on appeal that the evidence did not support the conviction, …

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Secured full reversal of court-martial conviction for Air Force Master Sergeant convicted of rape

Mr. Cassara secured full reversal of court-martial conviction for Air Force Master Sergeant convicted of rape. Decision allows Master Sergeant to keep his retirement and rank. Airman was charged with rape. After being convicted at court-martial, he retained Mr. Cassara to handle his appeal. Mr. Cassara succeeded in getting the entire conviction overturned, after learning …

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Secured reversal of court-martial conviction for Air Force Staff Sergeant convicted of rape

Mr. Cassara secured reversal of court-martial conviction for Air Force Staff Sergeant convicted of rape. Airman was charged with rape. After being convicted at court-martial, he knew he needed an experienced court martial appeal attorney and  retained Mr. Cassara to handle his court martial appeal. Mr. Cassara succeeded in getting the conviction overturned after learning …

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