Promotion Removal, Promotion Denial, or Demotion Action
Our civilian defense attorneys are best known for military court-martial trial defense and court-martial appellate practice successes.
This includes high profile/media involved military justice cases, and other serious military criminal cases that have resulted in dropped charges/cases and acquittals (not guilty of all charges and specifications).
While general court-martial (and sometimes special court-martial or summary court-martial) successes may result in more public recognition, there are many other military adverse actions that these military defense attorneys handle, that can have a dramatic impact on a military member’s career, future, and family.
In response to alleged misconduct or substandard performance, the military can take adverse actions against a military member’s current or future rank and promotions. This includes administrative demotion actions (reducing a member in rank) or promotion removals and denials.
These actions can significantly impact a military member’s career and future assignments, and could even lead to administrative discharge/separation, particularly in this time of military drawdowns. Because of this, having an experienced and aggressive defense attorney on your side is absolutely vital in these military cases.
Attorney Richard V. Stevens defends military members facing administrative demotion, promotion removal, and promotion denial actions. This includes written responses to the actions and appeals to have these actions reversed – which may involve appeals to the service branch Board for Correction of Military Records (BCMR). Mr. Stevens is a civilian criminal defense attorney and former military JAG lawyer who exclusively practices military law and defends military members stationed around the world who are facing military trials, disciplinary actions, appeals, adverse actions, board hearings, and investigations.