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What Is the Court-Martial Process?

A court-martial is criminal trial in the military justice system. The two main types of court-martial are a special court-martial (similar to a misdemeanor case) and a general court-martial (similar to a felony case). A conviction in a special or general court-martial is co [...]

Military Noncommissioned Officer Has Assault and Sexual Harassment Court-Martial Case Dropped

Recently, a military noncommissioned officer (NCO) defended by attorney Richard V. Stevens (Military Defense Law Offices of Richard V. Stevens, P.C.) had the assault and sexual harassment court-martial case he faced dropped by the military. The client was accused of assau [...]

Military Noncommissioned Officer Has Sexual Assault Court-Martial Case Dropped (UCMJ Article 120)

Recently, a military noncommissioned officer (NCO) defended by attorney Richard V. Stevens (Military Defense Law Offices of Richard V. Stevens, P.C.) had the sexual assault court-martial case he faced dropped by the military (UCMJ Article 120). The client was accused of s [...]

We Are Excited To Announce W. Shane Cohen Has Associated With Our Firm

The Military Defense Law Offices of Richard V. Stevens, P.C. is excited and honored to announce that retired Air Force trial judge W. Shane Cohen has associated with our firm in an "of counsel" capacity. He joins founding attorney Richard V. Stevens and “of counsel” atto [...]

What Are Possible Court-Martial Punishments?

What are the possible court-martial punishments? They vary, depending upon the type of court-martial you face, and the allegations you face. Summary courts-martial and special courts-martial have limits on the authorized punishment based on that type of court. For general cou [...]

Court-Martial Case Dropped Against Senior Field Grade Military Officer

Recently, a senior field grade military officer defended by attorney Richard V. Stevens (Military Defense Law Offices of Richard V. Stevens, P.C.) had his case that began as an anticipated general court-martial trial dropped, and low-level administrative discipline was issued [...]

Junior Enlisted Military Member Has Sexual Assault Court-Martial Case Dropped (UCMJ Article 120)

Recently, a junior enlisted military member defended by attorney Richard V. Stevens had the sexual assault court-martial case he faced dropped by the military after a pretrial motion hearing (UCMJ Article 120). The military client was accused of, and investigated for, alle [...]

SUCCESSFUL OUTCOMES IN THREE RECENT ADMINISTRATIVE CASES FOR MILITARY OFFICERS

Recently, three military officers in different service branches had successful outcomes in the adverse administrative cases they faced. These officers were represented and defended by attorney Richard V. Stevens. Because these were administrative disciplinary cases, there [...]

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand’s Convenient Opinions Regarding Due Process – Does An Accused Have The Right To Be Heard, And The Right To A Fair Investigation?

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has long championed herself as an advocate for women's rights and a crusader to change the disciplinary systems on college campuses and the justice system in the military to give "more voice" to complainants alleging sexual assault and sexual miscon [...]

Junior Enlisted Military Member Has Sexual Assault Court-Martial Case Dropped (UCMJ Article 120)

Recently, a junior enlisted military member defended by attorney Richard V. Stevens had the sexual assault court-martial case he faced dropped by the military after a pretrial motion hearing (UCMJ Article 120). The military client was accused of, and investigated for, alle [...]

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What Is the Court-Martial Process?

A court-martial is criminal trial in the military justice system. The two main types of court-martial are a special court-martial (similar to a misdemeanor case) and a general court-martial (similar to a felony case). A conviction in a special or general court-martial is co [...]

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