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Recently, a field grade military officer defended by attorney Richard V. Stevens (Military Defense Law Offices of Richard V. Stevens, P.C.) had their disciplinary action downgraded and military career preserved.
Because this was an administrative disciplinary case, there are Privacy Act issues and regulations that preclude the reporting of specific details. However, what can be generally described is…
The military officer client was investigated and received an administrative disciplinary action that would have, ultimately, ended the client’s military career due to the adverse performance report and failure to promote to a higher rank that would have occurred after the disciplinary action was finalized. Through the course of the processing of this disciplinary action, the defense submitted multiple rebuttals. Ultimately, the administrative disciplinary action was downgraded to such an extent that it should not impact future performance report, promotion, or 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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