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Sunday, November 13, 2022



Military Defense Lawyer (Former JAG Attorney) News:

Recently, a military noncommissioned officer defended by attorney Richard V. Stevens (Military Defense Law Offices of Richard V. Stevens, P.C.) had the alleged sexual assault case he faced dropped by the military before court-martial charges were preferred against him (UCMJ Article 120).

The military NCO client was accused of sexually assaulting a civilian acquaintance after a night of drinking.  The case was investigated by military law enforcement, and it was headed toward court-martial charges.  However, the behavior of the complainant toward the accused was witnessed and became known, and it was contrary to what the complainant claimed.  As the truth of the evening became more exposed, the complainant withdrew from the case, and the military dropped it.    

While this military court-martial 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. 

For more information about the military justice system, particularly cases alleging rape or sexual assault in violation of UCMJ Article 120, see:

We offer free consultations for a case you may be involved in.  Just call us. (Free consultations are not free advice. Legal advice requires an attorney-client relationship.)

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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