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 Results Page. The summary below details wins in Court Martial Cases, Administrative Separation Board hearings, Board of Inquiries, Article … Read more

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HOW TO AVOID THE MINEFIELDS OF MILITARY JUSTICE ISSUE 1 – ARTICLE 31B

ARTICLE 31B – COMPULSORY SELF-INCRIMINATION PROHIBITED For some odd reason, when young Servicemembers come under investigation, they feel they need to talk. I guess it’s not odd. It is the military. Integrity is everything. Integrity is drilled into the minds of all young Servicemembers during their basic training. I went to basic training in 1998. … Read more

UNIFORM CODE OF MILITARY JUSTICE UPDATES, EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1ST, 2019

With the enactment of the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), a series of Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) updates have been implemented on January 1st, 2019. The late John McCain described the updates as the “most significant reforms” to the UCMJ in history. How will the changes actually impact members of the United … Read more

WORLDWIDE MILITARY CRIMINAL DEFENSE

Joseph L. Jordan, Attorney at Law has established himself as an experienced and effective military criminal defense lawyer. As a former Army enlisted soldier, Army combat arms officer, and Army JAG Corps officer, Attorney Jordan understands the importance of protecting the name and rank of service members facing criminal charges. Throughout his years focusing on … Read more

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Reviewing the Report of the Fort Hood Independent Review Board Findings

Fort Hood Review

Under the direction of the Secretary of the Army, the Fort Hood Independent Review Committee (FHIRC) recently conducted a comprehensive assessment of the “Fort Hood command climate and culture and its impact, if any, on the safety, welfare, and readiness of our soldiers and units.” The committee’s report focuses largely on the Sexual Harassment/Assault Response … Read more

Understanding and Defending Against Allegations of Article 120, Sexual Assault

Article 120 sexual assault

The Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) is the military’s code of law. It covers everything from minor infractions to serious felonies. Article 120 relates specifically to sexual misconduct, including sexual contact, assault, and rape. Sex crimes always receive harsh punishments, but the sentence could be even more severe if you are enlisted in the … Read more

The Military Justice System: Innocent Until Proven Guilty

Military Justice

The Air Force made history this November when it charged Maj. Gen. William T. Cooley with sexual assault, making him the first active Air Force general ever to be charged with a military justice crime. He could also become the first Air Force general to face a court martial if the preliminary hearing, scheduled for … Read more