Charges Dropped for Navy E-5 Charged with Aggravated Assault

Navy E-5 was charged with attacking 4 security personnel during an interrogation. At the time he retained our services, our client’s command had referred his case to a Special Court-Martial, where he faced up to a year in jail, a federal criminal record, and a punitive discharge. After extensive negotiations with his command, we were able to secure a pre-trial agreement wherein our client’s case was handled at a Summary Court-Martial, thereby avoiding a federal criminal record. As part of the pre-trial agreement, we also convinced the command to characterize our client’s service as General (Under Honorable Conditions). Result: Our client avoided a criminal record, spent not a single day in confinement, and received a General (Under Honorable Conditions) administrative separation from the military.