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The Problem with Three-fourths Panel Verdicts in the Military

By Capovilla & Williams |

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

By Capovilla & Williams |

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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Capovilla & Williams Launches Military Justice Today Podcast

By Capovilla & Williams |

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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Changing the Law for Major Military Crimes in the United States

By Capovilla & Williams |

Changes in the U.S. military justice system have been a hot topic among armed forces leadership, politicians, commentators, and attorneys, and specifically revisions to when and how major felony cases are brought and managed.  Some advocates and lawmakers believe that changing the procedures, decision makers, and substantive law itself will help reduce the number… Read More »

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