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Saturday, July 09, 2022



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.) avoided disciplinary action and removal from position after a military investigation. 

The senior officer client was accused of professional misconduct and derelictions of duty in how he performed his duty position.  These allegations arose out of a disagreement within the duty section among senior staff.  A formal investigation was conducted, and a report was issued.  We submitted a lengthy rebuttal to the investigative report, and the mixed conclusions in the report.  There was a recommendation that the senior officer be removed from his position.

After consideration of our rebuttal, the command did not discipline the senior officer client, nor was he removed from his duty position – despite the recommendation.  He can now finish out his tour of duty, and proceed forward with his military career. 

While this military case was 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 or 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: 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 Washington DC, Northern Virginia, Maryland, National Capital Region (NCR), 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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