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Military Commander’s Role When a Sexual Assault Allegation is Made

By Capovilla & Williams |

I receive a lot of calls from potential clients who do not want to hire an attorney until they are officially charged with a crime. Typically, these clients will call me up, ask me about the court-martial process, tell me that the accuser is lying, that CID, NCIS, or OSI wants to question them,… Read More »

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

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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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Role of Preliminary Hearing in Military Sexual Assault Cases

By Capovilla & Williams |

If you are a military service member and accused of sexual assault you most certainly will be facing a general court-martial.  This means that you are entitled to a preliminary hearing called an Article 32 hearing. The law provides: “No charge or specification may be referred to a general court-martial for trial until completion… Read More »

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