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

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. In such situations, seeking the expertise of a skilled court martial appeals lawyer may be crucial for navigating the complexities of the legal process and pursuing the best possible outcome

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Attorney Richard Stevens

Mr. Stevens has been handling military cases since 1995. He has defended military cases dealing with the most serious military offenses, including allegations of “war crimes,” national security cases, murder, manslaughter, homicide, rape, sexual assault, other sex related offenses, drug offenses, computer crimes (pornography), larceny, fraud, AWOL/desertion, conduct unbecoming, military academy offenses, offenses within combat zones, senior officer cases and other military specific offenses around the world. [ Attorney Bio ]