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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 June, 2016

CAAF Strikes Down "Propensity" Evidence Rule Concerning Prior Charges

In a new landmark decision, the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces (CAAF) has struck down a certain use of an evidence rule to show an accused's alleged propensity for sexual ...
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Appeals Ruling Limits Court Jurisdiction Over Alleged Victim's Petition

The United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces (CAAF) has ruled that it has no jurisdiction to review a petition from an alleged victim pertaining to Article 6b(e). The decision comes with EV ...
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Appeals Court Enforces Rehearing Following "Plain Error"

A recent ruling from the United States Army Court of Criminal Appeals illustrates just how important due process should be during court-martial procedure. In United States v. Castillejo, the case of ...
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SCOTUS Ruling Makes Evidence in Some Illegal Stops Admissible

In a controversial new decision, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that evidence collected by police during illegal stops can still be admissible in court if there are outstanding warrants. As the New ...
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The Navy Clarifies Medical Reporting Law

In a new advisory memorandum, the Navy has clarified when medical care providers should alert commanders of indications of misconduct from an active duty member. The notice comes following what has ...
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Air Force Times Publishes Op-Ed Supporting Military Justice Reform

While calls for military justice reform have been common over the last few years, they've often come from lawmakers, advocates, journalists, attorneys, and other outsiders. When it comes to actual ...
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Appellate Court Decision Defines Interrogation Protections for Soldiers

The United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces recently ruled in a critical matter of constitutional rights and statutory provisions regarding remaining silent during interrogations. The ...
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Pentagon Fires Back Against Military Sexual Assault Concerns

Last month, New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand made it known she would continue to pursue military justice reform to better prosecute cases involving sexual assault. Now, as The Hill reports, the ...
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Army to Enforce New Retention Directives October 1

The U.S. Army has announced a new directive that will lower the threshold for Soldier force-outs (or separations). As Army Times reports, starting October 1, Soldiers with poor performance or ...
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