Rape Convictions Overturned on Appeal

Mr. Cassara recently represented a soldier who was convicted of two separate rapes and sentenced to seven years confinement and a dishonorable discharge.

Mr. Cassara argued on appeal that the soldier had been denied a fair trial when the military judge ruled that the prior sexual activities of the two alleged victims were inadmissible at the soldier’s court-martial. The Army Court of Criminal Appeals unanimously agreed, and set aside the soldier’s conviction. This means both rape convictions are thrown out, and allows the soldier to get out of confinement, get reinstated on active duty and get off the sex offender registry.

United States vs Lopez

If you or a loved one have been convicted at court-martial and need a court-martial appeal attorney, contact Mr. Cassara for a free consultation.