If you are a member of the military being investigated or charged with a crime, it is always best to hire a qualified attorney who can help protect your rights. Having a solid and dependable military defense attorney is crucial, especially if it is your first time navigating through the complexities of the law.
The legal system continues to walk the fine line between prosecuting dangers to society and protecting our right to privacy. An 11-member en banc federal appeals court has ruled that while U.S. Navy investigators violated federal law in providing evidence in a child pornography case, that decision won't benefit the perpetrator. The 42-page opinion reverses a 2014 opinion by a three-member panel of the court.
In our last post, we discussed the topic of sexual assault in the military, which made national news when it was mentioned by one of the presidential candidates. Although raising awareness of the issue is a first step, there must also be follow-through.
The issue of sexual assault in the military recently became a talking point in the presidential campaign. One of the candidates theorized about its underlying cause.
Sexual assault allegations against two students at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy have escalated to court-martial proceedings.
Does the military justice system handle criminal sex allegations impartially, regardless of the accused’s rank? A recent sexual assault investigation against a four-star general has raised this very question among commentators.