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Military Investigations: Your Attorney’s Role

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While law enforcement works to verify your accuser’s version of events, your attorney should be working to verify yours.  When this is done properly, your legal team will be ready to refute the prosecution’s narrative and set the record straight throughout the case and at trial. One word of caution: Do NOT conduct this… Read More »

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Military Criminal Investigations: Law Enforcement’s Role

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The pre-preferral period of a military prosecution is the investigative period, where law enforcement determines whether or not sufficient evidence exists to file criminal charges. Most of the crucial information to be used at trial is usually uncovered during this initial investigation. This post looks at how law enforcement gathers evidence in response to… Read More »

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Military Pretrial Confinement

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You’re a U.S. military service member, you’ve been accused of a crime, and your personnel file has been flagged. What’s next? The military’s Rules for Courts-Martial (RCM) give commanding officers several options to exercise at their discretion at this point: you could be arrested and taken briefly into custody, placed under some form of… Read More »

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Military Pretrial Restraint

By Capovilla & Williams |

You’re a U.S. military service member, you’ve been accused of a crime, and your personnel file has been flagged. You also may have been briefly taken into custody and released. What’s next? The military’s Rules for Courts-Martial (RCM) give commanding officers several options to exercise at their discretion at this point. It’s possible that… Read More »

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Mickey Williams Appears on Newsy Morning Rush

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Partner Mickey Williams appeared on today’s edition of Morning Rush with Alex Livingston to discuss a recent Pentagon report about sexual assault at U.S. military academies. In addition to dissecting some of the key metrics in the report, Mickey provided his thoughts on the impact of Covid on last year’s numbers as well as… Read More »

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You’ve Been Accused of a Military Crime. Now What?

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A lot happens in the span of time between being accused of a crime and being charged with a crime. This pre-preferral period, as it’s called, is where the military law enforcement agency (CID, NCIS, or OSI) investigates the accuser’s claims, and your chain of command gets its ducks in a row to begin… Read More »

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The Problem with Three-fourths Panel Verdicts in the Military

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It may come as a surprise to many that criminal convictions in the military justice system only require the agreement of three-fourths of panel members (i.e. jurors). Of course, this is very different than the civilian justice system’s standard, which has always required unanimous jury agreement for a criminal conviction. This stark difference in… Read More »

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Advice to Family Members When Their Loved One is Accused

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As military defense attorneys, it is common for our team to communicate with family members of soldiers, marines, airmen, sailors, guardsman, and cadets who are accused of a crime or other misconduct.  This is sometimes due to the relatively young age of our clients, but more often it occurs because parents and spouses of… Read More »

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C & W Partners Named to List of Legal Elite

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Attorneys Robert Capovilla and Mickey Williams were recently named to the annual list of Georgia’s “Legal Elite” by leading business and politics magazine, Georgia Trend. This is the 19th year the publication has honored a very select group of lawyers based entirely on the voting of other attorneys in the state. To see the… Read More »

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Capovilla & Williams Launches Military Justice Today Podcast

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The law firm of Capovilla & Williams recently launched the Military Justice Today podcast, available on all major podcast platforms, including Spotify, Apple, Stitcher, and Castbox.  The show will air episodes every other week and cover a wide-variety of topics impacting military service members in all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces as well… Read More »

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