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.




Military Criminal Law Resources and Websites

Military Court Websites:

Veterans Resources:

  • Federal Veterans Laws, Rules and Regulations (LexisNexis 2011). Location: Law Reference KF 7709 .F31.
  • Veterans Benefits Manual (Barton F. Stichman et al. eds., LexisNexis 2011). Location: Law Reference KF 7709 .V47.
  • Veteran Preference Employment Statutes: A State-by-State and Federal Government Handbook, by V.I. Brown (McFarland 2000). Location: KF 3460 .Z95 B76 2001.
  • Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims; has opinions beginning in 1989.
  • Federal Benefits for Veterans, Dependents and Survivors, 2010 Edition
  • Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA) Research Guide
  • George R. Wood & Ossai Miazad eds., The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (ABA 2009). Location: Law 3460 .U53 2009.
  • Assisted living benefits for Veterans (available care options, financial support, and other free resources)

Uniformed Services Former Spouses Protection Act Resources:

  • Pub. L. No. 97-252 § 1001 et seq., 96 Stat. 730 (1982), as amended.
  • Military Retirement Benefits in Divorce, Marshal S. Willick (American Bar Association 1998). Location: Law KF 7275 .W55 1998.
  • The Complete QDRO Handbook: Dividing ERISA, Military, and Civil Service Pensions and Collection Child Support from Employee Benefit Plans, David Clayton Carrad (3d ed., American Bar Association 2009). Location: Law KF 3512 .C37 2009. Chapter 11 covers the division of military retired pay.
  • The Military Divorce Handbook: A Practical Guide to Representing Military Personnel and Their Families, Mark E. Sullivan (2d ed., American Bar Association 2011). Location: Law KF 535 .S85 2011.
  • Uniformed Services Former Spouses’ Protection Act Legal Overview
  • Application for Former Spouse Payments from Retired Pay (DD Form 2293)
  • Garnishment


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