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Bergdahl’s Military Criminal Defense Team

According the Fox News, the military criminal defense team for Bowe Bergdahl  is making another attempt at dismissing the charges against their client: Attorneys for accused Army deserter Bowe Bergdahl took their third shot Thursday at getting his case tossed, once again arguing that President Trump blew their client’s chance of a fair trial when…

201703.23
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False Official Statement Offense

False Official Statement: The purpose of Article 107 is to protect governmental departments and agencies from the impact of deceptive practices.  A physical act or nonverbal conduct intended by a Soldier as an assertion is a “statement” that may form the basis for a charge of making a false official statement under Article 107. Formerly,…

201703.22
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Abusive Sexual Contact Offense

Abusive Sexual Contact is an offense under Article 120(d).  If you are charged with this offense, it is important that you understand the charge and how your military or civilian defense counsel should defend you. If you look on your charge sheet, you should see a charge with a specification alleging the abusive sexual contact offense.  The…

201703.21
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GOMOR Filing Decision

If you are receiving a General Officer Memorandum of Reprimand (GOMOR), you will be given a chance to respond to the action in writing.  You will usually have to submit your response within seven calendar days from the date you received notification of the GOMOR.   You should never pass up the opportunity to submit matters…

201703.19
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Review of GOMAR by Civilian Defense Lawyer

If you have received a General Officer Memorandum of Reprimand (GOMOR), you have various options.  You can write your own response.  You can have a lawyer from Trial Defense Services (TDS) or a Legal Assistance lawyer write a rebuttal letter on your behalf.  Or, you can have a civilian defense attorney help you with the letter.  It…

201703.15
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Sexual Assault Reports Rise in Army Academy

According to the Associated Press, sexual assault reports have increased over last year at West Point: Reports of sexual assaults increased at two of the three military academies last year and an anonymous survey suggests sexual misconduct rose across the board at the schools, the Associated Press has learned. The new data underscore the challenge in…

201703.15
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Military Photo Scandal Potentially Involves the Army

The Army is looking into whether there are any Soldiers who have posted nude photos of female service members.  The scandal, which first was limited to the Marine Corps, now appears to possible involve other services.  CNN reported that one site contained nude and partially nude photos of women in uniforms from different branches of services. The Army…

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Court-Martial Acquittals for December

The Army released the following acquittal information for the month of December: Kaiserslautern Court-Martial:  On 7 December 2016, at a general court-martial, a Sergeant was acquitted by a military panel composed of officer and enlisted members of one specification of attempted sexual assault and one specification of abusive sexual contact in violation of Articles 80…