What if the military command wants to search my property?

You have the right to refuse to consent to the search. Although your commander or the investigators may not tell you of this right, it is still your right. Under no circumstances should you consent to a search. Make them get a warrant or command authorization. If you have consented to a search, you have the right to terminate that consent at any time. You also have the right to see any warrant or search authorization which allows for a search. If you are asked to consent to a search, or if you are shown a search authorization or command search authorization, you should immediately contact an attorney with experience in courts-martial.

William E. Cassara- Military Law Attorney

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CAAF Reverses Army Court on Hearsay Ruling

By William Cassara | April 30, 2021

In June 2020, the Army Court of Criminal Appeals issued an opinion in United States v. Henry affirming the military judge’s decision to exclude four hearsay statements made by the alleged victim and her son. We discussed that opinion here. The government appealed the Army Court decision to the Court […]

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Army Court Reverses Conviction – ACCA Opinion U.S. v. Hannah

By William Cassara | April 24, 2021

We are thrilled to report that the Army Court of Criminal Appeals set aside and dismissed our client’s convictions for two specifications of sexual assault.  We argued that the military judge improperly created the appearance of bias in favor of the government because of her inappropriate conduct toward our client’s […]

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Court of Appeals Clarifies Law on Aiding and Abetting

By William Cassara | March 26, 2021

The Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces recently released its opinion in United States v. Simpson. Gunnery Sergeant (GySgt) Simpson had communicated with a woman, MB, whom he encouraged to take pictures and videos of another individual while in various states of undress without that individual’s consent. MB had […]

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