February 2021

U.S. Army E-6 Special Court-Martial, Wheeler Army Airfield, HI
Result: Full Acquittal

Category: Recent Results

January 2021

U.S. Army E-7 Administrative Separation Board, Fort Bragg, NC
Result: No Misconduct/Retain

Category: Recent Results

December 2020

U.S. Air Force E-7 Special Court-Martial, Whiteman AFB, MO
Result: Full Acquittal

Category: Recent Results

November 2020

U.S. Army E-4 Court-Martial, Fort Carson, CO
Result: Full Acquittal

Category: Recent Results

Marine Avoids Sex Offender Registration

Our client was a LCpl in the Marine Corps who was identified by the Department of Homeland Security as having engaged in attempted child sexual abuse by communicating with minors on the social media app Whisper. In addition, NCIS conducted an undercover operation on Whisper, which also identified our client as engaging in similar behavior with minors on Whisper, to include sending them photos of his genitalia. Prior to retaining JAG Defense, when questioned by NCIS about the allegations, our client fully admitted to his misconduct and consented to the search and seizure of his cell phone, which yielded additional evidence against him. The Marine Corps ultimately charged our client with numerous violations of the UCMJ. If convicted of these charges, our client was facing 90 years of confinement, a dishonorable discharge, and lifetime sex offender registration. After extensive pretrial negotiations, we were able to secure a pretrial agreement where our client pleaded guilty only to indecent language. All sex offense charges were withdrawn and dismissed, and our client both avoided a sex offender registration and was not punitively discharged from the Marine Corps.

Category: Military Success Stories

October 2020

U.S. Marine Corps E-3 General Court-Martial, MCB Quantico, VA
Result: All Sex Charges Withdrawn/Dismissed, No Punitive Discharge

Category: Recent Results

Full Acquittal for Coast Guard CPO

Coast Guard E-7 was accused of groping a female officer during repeated port calls in Dutch Harbor, AK. Initially, the alleged victim claimed that our client fondled her buttocks on 2 occasions. Over the course of the investigation, this allegation grew to include approximately 12-20 gropings, each one lasting anywhere from 10-60 seconds. Prior to his court-martial, the government tacked on a Drunkenness charge under Article 134. At his court-martial, we attacked the alleged victim’s credibility and changing story. Further, we called numerous witnesses during the defense case who were present during the alleged instances of groping and drunkenness, all of whom testified that our client had not behaved inappropriately at any time. RESULT: The officer/enlisted panel found our client NOT GUILTY of all charges.

Category: Military Success Stories

Air Force Officer Cleared of BAH Fraud

Air Force O-4 was accused of stealing Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) and travel voucher entitlements totaling approximately $40,000. He was also charged with making five (5) false official statements as part of his alleged scheme. The allegations were based on his dependents’ BAH locations during an unaccompanied tour he took to Al Udeid AB, Qatar. Our client received BAH for NY for the entire year, despite the fact that his dependents primarily resided in OH and PA. At his court-martial, our cross-examination of the government’s finance witnesses using little-known provisions of the Joint Federal Travel Regulation established significant doubt/confusion regarding whether our client was entitled to NY BAH or not. Further, we presented significant evidence to demonstrate that our client lacked the specific intent to commit the offenses charged against him. RESULT: The officer panel found our client NOT GUILTY of all charges against him.

Category: Military Success Stories

September 2020

U.S. Air Force O-4 General Court-Martial, Maxwell AFB, AL
Result: Full Acquittal

Category: Recent Results

August 2020

U.S. Coast Guard E-7 Special Court-Martial, Kodiak, Alaska
Result: Full Acquittal

Category: Recent Results