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Tuesday, April 03, 2018

Civilian Court-Martial Defense Lawyers: Senior Military Officer Represented by Attorney Richard V. Stevens Retires Honorably, at Highest Rank, after being Cleared of Sexual Assault Allegations (UCMJ Article 120)

Military Defense Lawyer (Former JAG Attorney) News:

Recently, a senior military officer defended by attorney Richard V. Stevens (Military Defense Law Offices of Richard V. Stevens, P.C.) who had previously been cleared of the sexual assault allegations he faced (UCMJ Article 120) retired honorably from the military, at the highest rank he held. 

The officer client was accused of sexual assault, and the government investigation that followed presumed his guilt and did virtually nothing to expose the credibility issues and motives of his accuser.  The defense investigation and case preparation uncovered multiple credibility and motive issues, including other provably false allegations made by the accuser.  After the case was litigated, and the officer client was cleared, he continued his military career until his recent retirement.  Because the litigation of his case exonerated him, there was no reasonable basis for an Officer Grade Determination (OGD), and he retired at the highest rank he held. 

He now moves on to the next chapter in his life, unencumbered by the possible ramifications that can follow the allegations he faced.  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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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: I (attorney Richard V. Stevens) am a former active duty military lawyer (JAG). My perspectives and advice, therefore, are based upon my experience as military defense lawyer and as a civilian criminal defense lawyer 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 for a free consultation. These military defense law offices are located in the 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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