• Two Concerns Regarding BAH Or Travel Voucher Fraud

    Base Allowance for Housing and Travel Voucher Fraud All branches of the Armed Forces are cracking down on Base Allowance for Housing [1] (BAH) and Travel Voucher Fraud[2] and abuse. Using targeted investigations and random audits, various command auditors are focusing on service members taking advantage of these sources of additional cash.

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  • Special Courts-Martial

    In the military, court martial trials are governed by the Manual for Courts-Martial (MCM), which contains the Uniform Code of Military Justice [1](UCMJ), Rules for Courts-Martial (RCM) and the Military Rules of Evidence [2](MRE). Chapter II, Rule 201(f)(2) [3] of the Manual for Courts-Martial provides, in part, as follows: “Special courts-martial. (A) In general.

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  • Three Steps To Take Before You Hire a Criminal Military Defense Lawyer

    Have You Been Investigated or Charged With a Military Crime? When you are faced with an arrest for a military crime[1], it is important that you immediately work with an attorney that understands military law and the potential long-term obstacles that could come from a conviction. Many service members in your situation choose to rely on the appointed military defense counsel.

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  • The Good Soldier Defense – Three Things You Need To Know

    Good Soldier Defense A Good Soldier Defense is a well-recognized defense under the Rules of Court Martial, the Military Rules of Evidence and military case law. United States v. Wilson, 28 M.J. 48 (C.M.A. 1989). This defense allows the accused service member to show honorable service and military accomplishments to suggest that the charged misconduct is so incompatible with the ...

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  • 3 Ways to Beat Military Investigators at Their Own Game

    The script, simplified: What exactly am I being accused of? That’s not true. I didn’t do it. I’m not going to talk to you, I want a lawyer. If the military suspects you of committing a crime, eventually the investigators will ask you to talk. The conversation won’t be on your turf. It’ll be at their office, behind locked and guarded doors, in a tiny, windowless, clockless interrogation room.

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  • Insider Tips from a Military Attorney: How to win your Sexual Assault Case

    A military sexual assault case can’t be about settling scores. It’s about staying free and staying off of the sex offender list. Here’s how you do that: Be nice Be reasonable. Be thorough. Am I telling you to be nice? I am. Bear with me. Broadly speaking, an attorney will defend a military sexual assault case in one of two ways: attack or outflank.

    militarytriallawyers- 11 readers -
  • 3 Ways to Beat Military Investigators at Their Own Game

    If the military suspects you of committing a crime, eventually the investigators will ask you to talk. The conversation won’t be on your turf. It’ll be at their office, behind locked and guarded doors, in a tiny, windowless, clockless interrogation room. You’ll be directed where to sit. The scene and the method are scripted, staged, and calibrated for maximum psychological effect.

    militarytriallawyers- 20 readers -
  • 5 DANGEROUS MYTHS ABOUT DEFENDING A COURT-MARTIAL

    Myth 1: A COURT-MARTIAL is required to be a fair fight Truth: From the beginning of the case, the court martial defendant faces huge disadvantages. The government has unlimited resources at a court martial, but the appointed defense counsel’s office receives very little funding. The government will have at least two prosecutors at a court martial, while the defendant is typica ...

    militarytriallawyers- 21 readers -
  • The Good Soldier Defense – Three Things You Need To Know

    Good Soldier Defense A Good Soldier Defense is a well-recognized defense under the Rules of Court Martial, the Military Rules of Evidence and military case law. United States v. Wilson, 28 M.J. 48 (C.M.A. 1989). This defense allows the accused service member to show honorable service and military accomplishments to suggest that the charged misconduct is so incompatible with t ...

    militarytriallawyers- 26 readers -
  • Three Steps To Take Before You Hire a Criminal Military Defense Lawyer

    Have You Been Investigated or Charged With a Military Crime? When you are faced with an arrest for a military crime[1], it is important that you immediately work with an attorney that understands military law and the potential long-term obstacles that could come from a conviction. Many service members in your situation choose to rely on the appointed military defense counsel.

    militarytriallawyers- 33 readers -
  • Two Concerns Regarding BAH Or Travel Voucher Fraud

    Base Allowance for Housing and Travel Voucher Fraud All branches of the Armed Forces are cracking down on Base Allowance for Housing [1] (BAH) and Travel Voucher Fraud[2] and abuse. Using targeted investigations and random audits, various command auditors are focusing on service members taking advantage of these sources of additional cash.

    militarytriallawyers- 13 readers -
  • Special Courts-Martial

    In the military, court martial trials are governed by the Manual for Courts-Martial (MCM), which contains the Uniform Code of Military Justice [1](UCMJ), Rules for Courts-Martial (RCM) and the Military Rules of Evidence [2](MRE). Chapter II, Rule 201(f)(2) [3] of the Manual for Courts-Martial provides, in part, as follows: “Special courts-martial. (A) In general.

    militarytriallawyers- 24 readers -
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