Coast Guard E-6 Avoided Federal Conviction

Coast Guard E-6 committed travel voucher fraud resulting in overpayment of approximately $25,000. He was charged with over 10 different violations of the UCMJ, to include false official statement, conspiracy, and larceny, and his case was referred to court-martial. After he retained the services of JAG Defense, we were able to negotiate an alternate disposition […]

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Navy E-7 Court-Martial Charges Withdrawn, Honorably Retired

Navy E-7 held his official retirement ceremony, including a program listing the awards and decorations he earned during his 22 year career. While he was on terminal leave, his command grew suspicious of some of his awards, and launched an investigation into whether he actually earned the awards. Our client was pulled off terminal leave […]

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Coast Guard O-2 Officer Evaluation Report Removed After Petition Filed

Coast Guard O-2 received an Officer Evaluation Report (OER) with significantly reduced marks from previous OERs as well as containing negative comments that both adversely impacted the overall career opportunities for the Officer, and also directly led to the Officer failing to select for promotion to O-3. Upon filing a petition to the Board for […]

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Navy E-7 Successfully Defended by JAG Defense in Aggravated Sexual Assault Trial

Navy E-7 was charged with Aggravated Sexual Assault and Fraternization following a night of partying with his female Division Officer and other junior Sailors. His Division Officer alleged that he sexually assaulted her while she was substantially incapacitated due to intoxication. The government secured the services of a forensic psychiatrist who assessed the alleged victim […]

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JAG Defense Defends Navy JAG in Professional Responsibility Complaint

A Navy JAG was issued a Professional Responsibility Complaint alleging approximately 92 different violations of ethical standards and proposing decertification of the client as a Judge Advocate. Client was serving as the Trial Counsel in a complex, high-visibility case. After the Convening Authority approved a Pretrial Agreement – the terms of which our client strongly […]

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Charges Dismissed in Army E-4 Child Pornography Case

Army E-4 was charged with possession of child pornography and was facing the possibility of 10 years confinement, a dishonorable discharge, and a sex offender registration. At his Article 32 hearing, our knowledgeable cross-examination of the government’s forensic computer expert highlighted the government’s inability to prove that our client ever viewed the files of child […]

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Discharged Navy E-5 Receives Retirement Benefits after Application to BCNR

Prior to JAG Defense representation, a Navy E-5 was discharged for misconduct, commission of a serious offense and sexual harassment after 18 years but less than 20 years of service qualifying for retirement. Client hired JAG Defense to assist him in attempting to obtain retirement benefits despite his discharge. JAG Defense prepared application to BCNR, […]

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O-5 Commanding Officer Retained in Navy By O-6 Member Panel

Navy O-5 Commanding Officer was relieved from command due to allegations of sexual harassment and conduct unbecoming an officer. At his Board of Inquiry, JAG Defense demonstrated that the allegations against our client had been greatly exaggerated by his accusers, and that the investigation into his alleged behavior was rushed, one-sided, and incomplete. JAG Defense […]

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Army E-7 Found Not Guilty of Dereliction of Duty

Army E-4 abused inhalants while on duty in Iraq. A year later, a disgruntled Soldier posted a video of the inhalant abuse on YouTube and alleged that our client, an Army E-7, was aware of the abuse and took no action against the Soldier. As a result, the command charged our client with dereliction of […]

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O-4 Officer Represented at Admiral’s Mast on Safeguarding Classified Material

Navy O-4 was suspected of mailing classified information from Iraq to the United States. As a result, he was offered Admiral’s Mast for willfully failing to properly safeguard and store classified material. If found guilty at Mast, our client would have likely faced administrative separation proceedings and/or the loss of his security clearance. The attorneys […]

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