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Thursday, June 15, 2017

Civilian Court-Martial Defense Lawyers: Senior Military Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO) Represented by Attorney Richard V. Stevens has Involuntary Administrative Discharge Action Dropped and is Retained in Military

Military Defense Lawyer (Former JAG Attorney) News:

Recently, a senior non-commissioned military officer (NCO) with nearly two decades of service defended by attorney Richard V. Stevens (Military Defense Law Offices of Richard V. Stevens, P.C.) had the involuntary discharge action he was facing dropped by the military.   

In the military, involuntary administrative discharge board hearings are referred to by different labels, such as board of inquiry (BOI), show cause, officer elimination, adsep board, administrative separation, and administrative discharge board.  In this case, the client was an NCO and faced an involuntary administrative discharge board claiming various deficiencies. 

Because of the nature of administrative actions and board hearings, no specifics about this particular case can be discussed.  However, after receiving the involuntary discharge notification, the defense submitted a lengthy response challenging the alleged discharge bases and providing evidence and witness identification.  After a lengthy review by the government, the involuntary discharge action was dropped.

While the defense was successful in this case, it is important to understand that every case has different facts, and success in some previous case(s) does not guarantee success in any particular future case.  No military lawyer or civilian defense lawyer, including those who specialize in military law as we do, can guarantee the outcome of any military case. 

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Thank you.    

By: Attorney Richard V. Stevens
Civilian criminal defense lawyer and military defense lawyer
Military Defense Law Offices of Richard V. Stevens, P.C.

Blog postscript: Attorney Frank J. Spinner and I (attorney Richard V. 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 and military justice. 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 and The Law Office of Frank J. Spinner for a free consultation. These military defense law offices are located in Colorado Springs, Colorado and Northern Florida/Georgia areas, but the military defense representation is worldwide – when necessary, the attorneys travel to wherever the client is stationed around the world.

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