Recently, two military officers represented by attorney Richard Stevens had the adverse disciplinary actions they received dropped from their records due to successful appeals prepared and submitted on their behalves by Richard Stevens.
The first client, a field grade officer, had the adverse administrative disciplinary action he previously received removed from his records through an appeal submitted by Richard Stevens to the Department of the Army Suitability Evaluation Board (DASEB). This cleared the client’s personnel and disciplinary record, and he was subsequently promoted to O-5.
The second client, a company grade officer, had the adverse administrative disciplinary action he previously received removed from his records through an appeal submitted by Richard Stevens through the higher levels of the client’s chain-of-command. This cleared the client’s personnel and disciplinary record in time for the client to meet an upcoming promotion board with a clean record.
Both of these appeals were based on substantive issues as opposed to procedural errors.
While these disciplinary cases were successfully defended, it is important to understand that every case has different facts, and success in previous cases does not guarantee success in any particular future case. No military lawyer or civilian defense lawyer, including those who specialize in military law, can guarantee the outcome of any military case or disciplinary action. For more information on the military justice system, please see our other blog posts.
By: Attorney Richard V. Stevens
Civilian criminal defense lawyer and military defense lawyer
Military Defense Law Offices of Richard V. Stevens, PC
Blog postscript: Attorney Frank Spinner and I (attorney Richard Stevens) are former active duty military lawyers (JAG). Our perspectives and advice, therefore, are based upon our experience as military defense lawyers and as civilian criminal defense lawyers practicing exclusively in the area of military law. This blog addresses issues in military law, military justice, military discipline, military defense, court-martial practice, the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) and other military and/or legal topics. Nothing posted in this blog should be substituted for legal advice in any particular case. If you seek legal advice for a particular case, please contact The Law Offices of Richard V. Stevens & The Law Office of Frank J. Spinner for a free consultation.