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Recently, a field grade military officer defended by attorney Richard V. Stevens had the drug case he faced dropped by the military after charges were referred to trial by general court-martial (UCMJ Article 112a).
The military client was accused of distributing illegal recreational drugs, and related misconduct. Court-martial charges were preferred against the client and proceeded through the referral process, and the case was scheduled for trial. The defense served notice of motions, addressing several significant legal issues. The defense also submitted an offer for an administrative resolution instead of proceeding to a criminal trial. Ultimately, the defense offer was approved and the court-martial case was dropped in favor of an administrative disposition.
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 involvement in illegal drugs in violation of UCMJ Article 112a, see our page at: https://militaryadvocate.com/military-offenses/drug-crimes/
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