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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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Air Force CCA Decision May Forbid Use of Old Prescription Medication

The Air Force Court of Criminal Appeals (CCA) has recently overruled a decision in United States v. Lancaster that removed punishment from using prescription drugs for any purpose other than the ...
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4th Amendment Violation causes Reversal of US v. Darnell

The Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces (CAAF) has reversed the ruling of the Navy-Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals (CCA) that originally upheld a conviction in United States v. Darnall. The ...
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Conflicts of Interests in U.S. v. Hale Cause Conviction Reversal

The Navy-Marine Corps Criminal Court of Appeals (NMCCA) has reversed multiple serious crime convictions, including rape and kidnapping, following a thorough review of United States v. Hale. The ...
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Survey Says Sexual Assault & Misconduct Up at Navy, Army Academies

An anonymous survey reviewed by The Associated Press has uncovered that sexual assault and sexual misconduct reports increased at both the Navy and Army Academies in 2016, compared to a similar report ...
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Lack of Probable Cause Reverses Guilty Plea in U.S. v. Nieto

The Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces (CAAF) decided the appeal motion for United States v. Nieto recently. The case regarded a military investigator’s search authority and whether or not it ...
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Military Judge Calls Trump's Comments on Bergdahl "Disturbing"

The Bergdahl desertion case is currently up-in-the-air after the former-Sergeant Bergdahl’s defense attorneys argued a fair trial was now impossible due to repeated statements from Donald Trump ...
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U.S. v. Muwwakkil: Missing Evidence Leads to Case Controversy

United States v. Muwwakkil represents a particularly interesting military defense case, in that an entire piece of evidence was stricken from the record due to the government’s negligence, and ...
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U.S. v. Bowen Rehearing Authorized Due to Use of "Excited Utterance" Proof

The Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces (CAAF) has concluded that United States v. Bowen was decided incorrectly due to the presiding judge’s abuse of discretion and erroneous judgement. ...
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Senator McCain's Comments Did Not Influence Bergdahl Case

This week, Army Col. Jeffery Nance ruled that prior comments from Senator John McCain did not influence the decision to prosecute Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for his 2009 disappearance from a remote Army base ...
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Army Appeals Court Makes Controversial Evidence Ruling

If you do not deny a criminal accusation in a private conversation, does that mean you could be admitting to your own guilt? According to the US Army Court of Criminal Appeals (CCA), it can. In a ...
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New Bill Could Prevent Military PTSD/TBI Discharges

Following reports of military Servicemembers being dishonorably discharged from service for behavior linked to PTSD and TBI, lawmakers have introduced a new bill to give suffering troops the ...
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Bergdahl Defense Team Takes Issue With Defense Review

Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's defense team has asked that his February court-martial be canceled due to the actions of the head of the Army’s Forces Command. General Robert Abrams—who made the ...
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NMCCA Enforces Old Corroboration Rule In Sexual Assault Case

Earlier this year, significant changes were made to the Manual for Courts-Martial. One of the most notable of those changes was the relaxation of corroboration requirements for the admission of ...
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CAAF Rejects Fourth Amendment Issue in Canine Case

The United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces (CAAF) has made a unanimous decision to uphold the conviction of a Navy lieutenant charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. ...
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High Military Court Split on Human Lie Detector Issue

In a dramatic split decision, the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces (CAAF) has ruled that the presence of "human lie detector" testimony in a court-martial is not ...
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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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Senator Gillibrand Revives "Independent Military Prosecutor" Amendment

In recent years past, New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has called for the installation independent prosecutors into the military justice system to better identify, try, and prosecute sexual assault ...
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Is Military Justice Fair on its Face?

Whether in War or in a Criminal trial, you never want the power of the United States Government turning its attention on you. An issue has been percolating in my mind for that last few years: ...
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The Truth About False Confessions

Since the start of 2016, millions of TV viewers have become enthralled with Netflix's Making a Murderer docuseries. The 10-hour program chronicles the life of Steven Avery, a Wisconsin man who was ...
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What Have You Done For Me Lately? Summary of Case Results from 2015

I wanted to take the opportunity and tell our former and perspective clients a summary of the successes for the Jordan UCMJ Law Group in 2015. Summaries of the below victories can be found on our Case ...
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Our Firm Helps A Client Gets His Wings Back

In a case which is still pending, a client of Joseph L. Jordan, Attorney At Law has had his flight status restored. Our client was one of three Air Force instructor pilots who were grounded over a ...
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Bergdahl Desertion Case Poses Rare Dilemma for Army

In 2009, Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl allegedly abandoned his post in Afghanistan and was captured by the enemy. Now, five years later, he is back in Army custody and facing rarely-invoked desertion ...
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Do the Marines have a Disciplinary Double Standard Between Officers and Enlisted?

Should officers and enlisted personnel be held to the same disciplinary standard? That's the question Blue Force Tracker confronts in a new piece "The shifting standard between officer and ...
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Junior Officer Black Marks Will No Longer Be Masked

Since 1997, it has been Army policy that junior officer evaluations would be sealed from boards reviewing captains and chief warrant officers for further promotion. This long-standing policy has now ...
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Some Marines to Be Discharged Before Holiday Season

Some Marines may get an early Christmas present this year, coming in the form of early release from active duty. On November 4 th, it was posted in a Marine administrative message that Marines that ...
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