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Senior Military Officer Retires Honorably, at Highest Rank, after Officer Grade Determination (OGD)

Recently, a senior military officer defended by attorney Richard V. Stevens who had previously received a disputed administrative disciplinary action retired honorably from the military, at the highest rank he held. Because this was an administrative case, there are Priv [...]

Larceny and Fraudulent PCS Voucher Allegations Dropped

Recently, a military officer defended by attorney Richard V. Stevens who was accused of, and investigated for, alleged larceny (UCMJ Article 121), fraudulent PCS vouchers (UCMJ Article 132), and false official statements (UCMJ Article 107) had the case against him dropped and [...]

Two Enlisted Military Members have Sexual Assault Cases Dropped (UCMJ Article 120)

Recently, two enlisted military members defended by attorney Richard V. Stevens (Military Defense Law Offices of Richard V. Stevens, P.C.) had the sexual assault cases they faced dropped by the military before court-martial charges were preferred against them (UCMJ Article 12 [...]

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 [...]