Air Force E-4 Acquitted of Drug Distribution and Drug Use Charges

Air Force E-4 was charged with the distribution and use of Ecstasy. The government’s case was largely based upon the testimony of a Confidential Informant. At our client’s court-martial, our aggressive cross-examination of the Confidential Informant highlighted the various motives and opportunities he had to lie regarding our client’s alleged misconduct. At the close of the government’s case, we elected not to present any evidence at all. Result: Despite the fact that he did not testify at his court-martial, our client was ACQUITTED of all charges against him. 

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Air Force E-4 Acquitted of Theft Charges

Air Force E-4 was charged with four specifications of theft of Government property, primarily building materials and tools worth thousands of dollars. In a trial by general court-martial, the accused was acquitted of all thefts, with the exception of three small items. The conviction was ultimately set aside and an Article 15 action substituted, thus salvaging the Senior Airman’s career. 

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Charges Dismissed After Cross-Examination of Customs Agents

Air Force E-3 was charged with the possession of child pornography on his computer. At his Article 32 hearing, our aggressive cross-examination of the OSI and Customs Agents demonstrated that both agencies engaged in an illegal search rather than a legal “inspection” as the government claimed. Result: The charges against our client were WITHDRAWN AND DISMISSED WITH PREJUDICE.

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Officer Member Panel Finds Air Force E-7 Not Guilty of All Sexual Assault Charges

Air Force E-7 was charged in 2004 with raping an Army E-3 while both were TDY to Germany. Due to our representation at his General Court-Martial, he was found NOT GUILTY of the charge against him (additional details below). In 2007, the same client was charged with indecently assaulting and attempting to commit forcible sodomy with an Air Force E-4 while TDY to Turkey. At his second General Court-Martial, the military judge permitted the previous alleged victim to testify again regarding the alleged rape from 2004. In addition, the military judge also permitted a former Air Force E-3 to testify that our client had indecently assaulted her in 1990 while TDY to Oman. Despite the apparent pattern of sexual assaults in TDY environments, we were still able to convince the officer member panel that our client was NOT GUILTY OF ALL CHARGES against him. 

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Sexual Assault Charges Withdrawn and Dismissed for Air Force Doctor

An Air Force doctor was charged with sexually assaulting 6 female patients during medical appointments. We highlighted numerous problems in the government’s case, and successfully convinced the command to WITHDRAW AND DISMISS all sexual assault charges. Instead, our client pleaded guilty only to an orders violation for failing to wear gloves and have a chaperone during his physical examinations of his patients. Result: Our client avoided a sex offender registration and received a General (Under Honorable Conditions) separation from the Air Force. 

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Air Force E-6 Retained After Testing Positive for Marijuana

Air Force E-6 with over 18 years of service was admitted to a civilian hospital. During her hospital stay, she allegedly tested positive for marijuana. Her command issued her a Letter of Reprimand (LOR), established an Unfavorable Information File (UIF), and initiated a separation action against her. Without even needing a board hearing, we were able to convince her command that the positive urinalysis was unreliable, that the LOR and UIF should be rescinded, and that separation action processing should cease immediately. Result: Our client was RETAINED without having to go through the stress and uncertainty of an administrative discharge board.

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Air Force O-4 Acquitted of Sexual Offense Charges

Air Force O-4 was charged with Indecent Acts with a Child, Conduct Unbecoming an Officer by engaging in sexual advances toward female subordinates, a variety of assaults and battery on junior enlisted personnel, and drunk and disorderly conduct. He pled guilty to Assault on a Child under Sixteen, several of the Assaults, and Conduct Prejudicial to Good Order and Discipline. He was only convicted of one assault to which he did not plead guilty. He was acquitted of all sexual offenses, thus avoiding sexual offender registration. In sentencing, the Government argued for Dismissal from the service and three years confinement. Our client was sentenced to only 45 days of confinement and forfeitures, and NO DISMISSAL. 

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Air Force E-5 Acquitted of Larceny Charges

Air Force E-5 performed two successive “Do It Yourself” (DITY) shipments during PCS moves from Hawaii to Florida and Florida to Alabama. In an effort to weigh down her shipment to obtain more money from the government, our client purchased and shipped over 7000 pounds of cat litter. Shortly after arriving in Alabama, our client returned the cat litter for a refund. All together, our client’s DITY moves earned her over $11,000. When confronted by OSI, our client fully admitted her actions, and provided a 9-page written confession. The government charged our client with larceny of military property, and referred the case to a General Court-Martial where she faced 10 years in jail and a Dishonorable Discharge. During a fully contested trial before officer members, we demonstrated that our client was under the mistaken belief that she was permitted to ship such a large amount of cat litter. Further, we challenged whether the Joint Federal Travel Regulations prohibited such a shipment. Result: The officer panel returned with a FULL ACQUITTAL for our client. 

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