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AFCCA Affirms Guilty Plea For A False Sexual Assault Claim

A false sexual assault claim can ruin a Soldier’s life and career.  Unfortunately, many believe that false claims either don’t happen, or happen so rarely that it is not a concern.  These individuals typically ask “why would anyone put themselves through the judicial process by making a false sexual assault claim?”  For those that believe this,…

201603.14
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Spike in Sexual Assault Reports

The Washington Post recently published a very interesting article titled “Why sexual assault reports have spiked at the Naval Academy, West Point and the Air Force Academy.”  Each of the academies have seen an increased number of sexual assault reports in the most recent school year.  A Defense Department review pointed to a number of specific tactics…

201603.07
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A Fair Court Martial for SGT Bergdahl

Sergeant (SGT) Bowe Bergdahl’s defense counsel recently sent a letter to presidential contender Donald Trump requesting an opportunity to interview him.  The letter stated that the interview would be used to determine if a future deposition of Mr. Trump, or calling him as a witness for a pretrial hearing, would be necessary.  The basis for…

201603.05
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Digital Evidence and Your Court Martial Defense

In the typical case, your command escorts you to CID’s office for questioning.  Since you have spoken with a civilian defense attorney, you understand your rights and have no intention of answering any questions.  The CID agent reads you your rights on a DA Form 3881.  As instructed, you check the box that states you do…