201705.01
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Fraternization – Article 134

Wrongful fraternization is more easily described than defined. Usually, some other criminal offense is involved when an officer or enlisted member is tried for this offense. Whatever the nature of the relationship, each case is clearly decided on its own merits with an examination of the surrounding circumstances rather than focusing on the act itself….

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…

201610.25
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Inappropriate Relationship

The government typically charges a Soldier with entering into an inappropriate relationship when there was, in fact, no relationship.  The problem stems from a fundamental misunderstanding by the government as to what it required in order to actually enter into an inappropriate relationship under the regulation. The Army Court of Criminal Appeals has repeatedly held that…

201011.25
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Spice Use

Spice, also commonly referred to as K2, Funky Green Stuff, or Black Magic Smoke, is an herbal and chemical product which when taken by an individual mimics the effects of cannabis. The synthetic cannabis is generally sold in head shops. Normally it is sold as a potpourri with a warning that it is not for…