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Proof lies on him who asserts, not on him who denies. The concept is that one is innocent until proven guilty. Regardless of what the law says about reasonable doubt, there is an unwritten presumption within the ranks of the military that if you are charged with sexual assault, then you are guilty. The stakes are your life! Your military counsel works for the same military that charged you. Consider that as you choose who represents you in your potentially life altering case.

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Blog Posts in March, 2014

AFOSI: Air Force Office of Special Investigations

The Air Force Office of Special Investigations (AFOSI) is a federal agency that has the full power to conduct criminal investigations, act in a federal law enforcement capacity and provide ...
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CID: The Investigative Branch of the U.S. Army

Criminal Investigation Division (CID), or Criminal Investigation Command, is the investigative branch of the U.S. Army. With less than 2000 soldiers and civilians along with close to 900 special ...
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U.S. Army General Pleads Guilty to Sex Crimes, Avoids Sexual Assault Charges

An Army general pled guilty to multiple sex crime charges involving a "tumultuous and illicit affair" with a subordinate female officer, news sources report. The decision followed a plea ...
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Military Criminal Defense Attorney Joseph Jordan Answers Frequently Asked Questions

Attorney Joseph Jordan has been interviewed recently by various high profile media outlets. Here are the answers to the most common questions he gets regarding military criminal defense. I am curious ...
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Understanding Your Article 31 Rights

Article 31 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice gives members of the military certain rights when they come under investigation or are placed under arrest. These rights are similar to the Miranda ...
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Army's Top Sexual Assault Prosecutor Is Suspended Following Allegation of Sexual Assault

Lt. Col. Joseph "Jay" Morse made a name for himself as the top sexual assault prosecutor in the U.S. Army – until he himself was accused of sexual assault. The Army is currently ...
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How Long Does a Court-Martial Normally Take?

The one and only true answer is, it depends. It depends on whether this is a Summary Court-Martial, a Special Court-Martial or a General Court-Martial. The one commonality in the timeline of Special ...
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What Is Different About Sex Assault Courts Martial Now Than Last Year?

On December 25, 2013, President Obama signed a defense bill that changed how cases of sexual assault are managed within the military justice system. Any person found guilty of sexual assault will be ...
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