Air Force E-3 Retained and Sentence Reduced in Involuntary Manslaughter Court-Martial

Our client was an Air Force E-3 who was riding on his motorcycle with a friend when they were involved in a horrific crash. Regrettably, our client’s friend was killed due to injuries sustained in the accident. As a result of his death, the Air Force charged our client with Involuntary Manslaughter and referred the case to a General Court-Martial. At the court-martial, we successfully suppressed the blood-alcohol tests performed on our client on the night of the accident, resulting in a finding of NOT GUILTY on the charge of Involuntary Manslaughter. Instead, our client was convicted of only Negligent Homicide. In addition, in light of the extremely sympathetic sentencing case we presented, which included the testimony of the victim’s mother and brother in his support, our client was RETAINED at his court-martial.