Military Defense Law Offices
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NOTABLE CASES OVER THE YEARS

Civilian criminal defense attorneys Richard V. Stevens and Frank J. Spinner have represented military members accused of the most serious criminal offenses and have represented military clients stationed around the world.

They have defended clients stationed throughout the United States (CONUS), United Kingdom (England), Germany, Turkey, Italy, Europe, Korea, Japan, Qatar, Iraq and Afghanistan – including those engaged in combat operations in the Middle East.  While we can't list all the military law cases and courts-martial we have defended over the years, we can provide a representative sample and some notable cases.

These notable cases have included, for example, murder cases, manslaughter cases, and alleged sexual offense cases.  Based on the current emphasis on sexual offense cases in the military, attorney Richard V. Stevens, is considered a subject matter expert in military rape and sexual assault cases – having defended countless such cases over the years with successful results.  He has also been in contact with members of Congress and/or their staffs over these issues and has been sought by media outlets as an expert in the subject.  

These notable cases have also included senior officer and senior enlisted cases, as well as cases involving classified information, combat operations, and special operations missions.  Attorney Richard V. Stevens has litigated military cases in front of several panels that included general officers, and one panel that was entirely made up of general officers.  

To list some types of notable cases, attorney Richard V. Stevens has represented numerous clients accused of murder (and other degrees of homicide), sex offenses with adult and minor/child complainants including rape, sexual assault, homosexual conduct, consensual sexual offenses (i.e. adultery and fraternization), drug offenses (use, possession, distribution), computer crimes (i.e. unauthorized use of government computers and accessing adult and child pornography), "war crimes" and accusations of offenses committed during deployments for combat operations, national security cases and cases involving classified information, adverse actions involving Anthrax immunizations, military academy offenses, senior officer cases, MEB/PEB cases, IG investigations, medical credentials actions and corrections of military records (BCMR). 

Some of Mr. Stevens’ representative cases/clients have included:

In 2018-2019, Mr. Stevens defended four senior, retirement eligible, colonels (O-6) who were accused of rape/sexual assault in four different  military cases – and there were no convictions for alleged sexual assault obtained by the prosecution in those four cases. 

Defended military academy cadets accused of rape, sexual assault and sex offenses

Defended military academy cadets accused of drug use/possession/distribution

Defended E-2 accused of sexual assault with intent to murder

Defended E-2 accused of serial rapes

Defended E-3 accused of manslaughter in DUI accident

Defended E-4 accused of embezzling approx. $1million

Defended E-4 accused of forcible sodomy

Defended E-4 accused of the premeditated murder of a child

Defended E-5 accused of ("war crime") premeditated murder of al-Qaeda terrorist insurgent in Iraq

Defended E-5 accused of rape of foreign national in country of origin

Defended E-5 accused of maltreatment of subordinate in Iraq

Defended E-6 & E-7 accused of military testing compromise

Defended E-6 accused of rape and sexual assault of child

Defended E-7 accused of maltreatment and assault in Afghanistan

Defended E-7 accused of murdering his wife

Defended E-6 accused of rape and sexual assault of child

Defended E-9 accused of sexual assault of child

Defended E-9 accused of travel voucher fraud

Defended O-1 accused of murdering child

Defended O-1 accused of rape and sexual assault of multiple women

Defended O-3 accused of ("war crime") solicitation to commit premeditated murder of al-Qaeda terrorist insurgents in Iraq

Defended O-3 accused of premeditated murder of wife

Defended O-3 accused of drug use/distribution

Defended O-3 accused of sexual misconduct and assault

Defended O-3 accused of assault with a deadly weapon

Defended O-3 accused of travel voucher fraud

Defended O-4 accused of rape, sexual assault and sexual misconduct

Defended O-4 accused of sexual misconduct with subordinate

Defended O-4 accused of drug use

Defended O-4 accused of BAH and entitlement fraud (travel voucher fraud)

Defended O-5 accused of sexual misconduct

Defended O-5 accused of sexual assault

Defended O-5 accused of contract fraud

Defended O-5 accused of sexual assault of child

Defended O-6 accused of sexual assault of subordinate

Defended O-6 accused of sexual misconduct

Defended O-6 accused of sexual misconduct and accessing adult and child pornography on government computers

Defended O-7 (select) in IG investigation

Defended O-7 eligible reservist in command investigation and disciplinary action

Defended elite special operations clients and special forces client

Defended multiple cases involving classified information and national security issues


Click here to review descriptions of some of attorney Richard V. Stevens' notable cases.

Click here to review descriptions of some of attorney Frank J. Spinner's notable cases.