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The Rape Shield Law

By Capovilla & Williams |

Servicemembers charged with sexual assault need to know about Military Rule of Evidence 412, known as the Rape Shield Law. Rule 412 is designed to protect the privacy and dignity of victims of sexual assault by ruling evidence about the accuser’s sex life that isn’t strictly relevant to the charged offense inadmissible. Your accuser… Read More »

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Sexual Assault Evidence

The Purpose and Impact of Sexual Assault Forensic Examinations in Military Cases

By Capovilla & Williams |

In many cases alleging sexual assault in the military, the Sexual Assault Forensic Examination (SAFE) plays an important role in establishing guilt or innocence.  This post will discuss the purpose, process, and impact of a SAFE on sex assault cases in Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard. The purpose of a SAFE… Read More »

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