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Thursday, September 23, 2010

Civilian Court-Martial Lawyers:
"How Can You Defend Them?" A Follow Up…

Back in 2007, I (military criminal defense attorney Richard V. Stevens) authored a blog post about how/why we as criminal defense attorneys do what we do; a response to the common refrain “How can you defend them?” See:

An interesting, insightful and disturbing article has just come out in USA Today that makes the point again. Please see: “Prosecutors’ Conduct Can Tip Justice Scales” by Brad Heath and Kevin McCoy. If you read my previous blog post and their article with an open mind and no agenda, the answer to how we can defend “them” should be clear, as should the folly of that question…


By: Attorney Richard V. Stevens
Civilian court-martial lawyer and military law specialist
Military Defense Law Offices of Richard V. Stevens, PC

Civilian court-martial lawyer blog postscript: Attorney Frank Spinner and I (attorney Richard Stevens) are former active duty military lawyers (JAG attorney/lawyer). Our perspectives and advice, therefore, are based upon our experience as military defense lawyers and as civilian criminal defense lawyers practicing exclusively, and specializing, 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 Military Defense Law Offices of Richard V. Stevens and/or The Law Office of Frank J. Spinner for a free consultation. Our military defense law offices are located in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Our military defense law practices are worldwide.