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Monday, June 25, 2007

Enlisted Airman Represented by Frank Spinner Found Not Guilty of Assaults & Disorderly Conduct

This past week an enlisted airman, defended at court-martial by Frank Spinner (of counsel), was found not guilty of the assault and disorderly conduct allegations he faced. The assault allegations faced by the “defendant” were rebutted by the defense highlighting the conduct of the alleged victims in the incidents. The Air Force panel (“jury”), composed of five officer and four enlisted members, deliberated for approximately three hours before announcing the full acquittal.

In addition to this most recent trial acquittal, two other clients of Frank Spinner had their court-martial charges dismissed in the past couple months. One client faced an allegation of drug use, the other client faced a sexual assault claim. Both court-martial cases were dismissed prior to trial commencing.

While these court-martial 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 trial. 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.

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