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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 May, 2014

Defense Secretary Calls on Naval Academy Grads to End Military Sexual Assault

This month, the Naval Academy's 164 th graduation ceremony ushered in more than a thousand new officers to the fleet. In total, the academy's graduation class produced 784 Navy ensigns and 265 ...
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Is There a Jury in a Court Martial?

Trials by courts-martial are military courts that dispose of serious offenses for service members. In many ways, court martial hearings are similar to civilian criminal hearings, but there are also ...
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Proposed Bill Would Get Rid of "Good Soldier Defense" in Military Sexual Assault Cases

A new bill proposed last week – on Monday, May 5 th – would prevent service members facing sexual assault allegations from using the "good soldier defense." This means that there ...
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Questions Raised Over Prosecution, Conviction Rates for Military Sexual Assaults

In light of a new report released by the Justice Department last week, questions are being raised regarding the amount of military sexual assault cases resulting in convictions. The report – ...
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What to Look For When Hiring a Court Martial Attorney

Any service member who has been accused of committing a crime has the right to retain a court martial attorney. Rather than facing your punishment hearing alone, face your reprimand hearing with a ...
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DoD: Reports of Military Sexual Assault Increase by 50 Percent

According to new statistics released by the Department of Defense on Thursday, May 1, the number of reports of military sexual assault increased by 50% last year. Although this may seem shocking, ...
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What Are the Penalties for Article 120 Charges?

Under Article 120 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UJMJ), there are serious penalties for sexual assault and related misconduct. Convicted service members will be dismissed or dishonorably ...
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