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US v. Cadet

Maltreatment and Hazing

University of North Georgia

Cadet (CDT), along with 12 other CDTs, is accused of hazing and lying school to officials about an incident involving another CDT who suffered alcohol poisoning. CDT is issued a leave of absence from the Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) which prevents him from being able to attend ROTC required classes, events, and receive …

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US v. E-5

Drug Urinalysis

Fort Jackson, South Carolina

Sergeant (SGT) is accused of wrongfully using marijuana when SGT’s urinalysis comes back positive for THC. SGT denies the allegation. SGT’s command initiates Nonjudicial Punishment against SGT which would reduce the SGT in rank, reduce SGT’s pay, and ruin SGT’s chances of future service. SGT retains Mickey Williams. Mickey Williams and his team interview members …

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US v. E-7

Drug Urinalysis

United States Navy Recruiting Command, Tennessee

HM2 Alliano hired Robert Capovilla after he tested positive for THC from a urinalysis done in June 2019. At the time he tested positive for THC, HM2 Alliano was a 19 year veteran of the United States Navy, a combat veteran, a decorated Naval Corpsman, a survivor of the 2015 Chattanooga shootings that took place …

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US v. E-7

Failed Urinalysis

Fort Benning, GA

Mickey Williams wins big at Fort Benning, GA. Our client was an E-7, 11B, with over 16 years of active duty service. He has deployed 3 times, served in combat, and is devoted father and husband. Our client was accused of wrongfully ingesting THC during holiday block leave. On our recommendation, the client turns down an Article …

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US v. 0-3

DUI

Ft. Campbell, KY

Special Forces Captain (CPT) is sent to an administrative separation board for receiving a DUI in 2017. CPT retains Mickey Williams to represent him at his separation board. Mr. Williams learns that CPT, a green beret, has numerous combat deployments with Special Forces and suffers from significant traumatic brain injuries and post-traumatic stress disorder. CPT also suffers …

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U.S. v. E-3

Article 112(a), Illegal Use of Drugs

Wright Patterson, AFB

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E-5 hires Robert Capovilla to represent him after the Air Force charges him with several specifications of Article 112(a), use of illegal drugs. After Mr. Capovilla conducts a thorough investigation, he discovers that the Air Force employed a “snitch” or under-cover informant to incriminate the E-5. Mr. Capovilla finds out that the snitch engaged in […]

Result

Charges Dismissed. No confinement. NO punitive discharge. NO reduction in rank.


U.S. v. O-5, United States Navy

Drug Distribution

Naval Station San Diego, California

Navy CDR (O-5) with 24 years of service pleads guilty in federal court conspiring in the receipt and distribution of a large quantity of narcotics. While awaiting separation, the Navy convenes a Board of Inquiry to separate the officer with a reduced retirement grade of LCDR (O-4), which would have cost him approximately $250,000 in …

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U.S. v. E-5, United States Army

DUI

Fort Campbell, Kentucky

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Sergeant (SGT) is accused of driving under the influence in Clarksville, Tennessee. The Command initiates a General Officer Memorandum of Reprimand (GOMOR) and separation proceedings. SGT retains the firm and Mr. Mickey Williams begins to investigate the case. Williams learns that the client has fewer than five years of active duty service, which means that […]

Result

FULLY RETAINED, NO punishment, NO loss of rank and NO loss of military benefits.


U.S. v. E-6, United States Navy

Drug Use

Fort Meade, Maryland

Petty Officer is accused of wrongfully using cocaine after his positive urinalysis. Petty Officer has over 15 years of active duty service and served numerous tours overseas to include Iraq. While overseas the Petty Officer injured his back that required multiple back surgeries. He is then prescribed multiple pain medications over nine years to include …

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U.S. v. E-4

Drug Possession

Fort Benning, Georgia

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U.S. Army Ranger is accused of purchasing various drugs from a paralegal. The Government initiates a Summary Court-Martial in an attempt to force him to testify against his friends. The Army Ranger retains Mr. Nathan Freeburg. Mr. Freeburg conducts an extensive investigation of the file. He determines that the Government cannot prove guilt at a […]

Result

NO Federal Conviction, NO Court-Martial.


U.S. v. E-4, United States Navy

Drug Use

Norfolk Naval Base, Virginia

A Navy Sailor, HT3, is accused of wrongful use of marijuana (THC) by her command after she supposedly failed an urinalysis. The command orders a separation board. Mr. Freeburg investigates the case and determines that there were civilian witnesses to a potential innocent ingestion defense. Freeburg interviews these witnesses and calls them at the separation …

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U.S. v. E-5, United States Army

Drug Possession and Distribution

Fort Benning, Georgia

The SGT, a 27D JAG Paralegal in the 75th Ranger Regiment, is accused of distributing cocaine to numerous other Rangers within the regiment, introducing cocaine onto a Federal installation, attempting to distribute cocaine, and unlawfully storing a personally owned weapon in his vehicle. Even after the SGT’s ETS date had passed, the Government keeps SGT …

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U.S. v. E-4, United States Army

Drug Possession and DUI

Fort Bliss, Texas

Specialist is under investigation for fleeing from a police officer, resisting arrest, possession of narcotics, and driving under the influence. The misconduct allegedly takes place off-post and the Specialist is told by his chain of command that if the charges were true, they planned on court-martialing. Specialist retains Mr. Robert Capovilla to represent him. Mr. …

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U.S. v. E-6

Drug Possession and Larceny

Fort Benning, Georgia

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Staff Sergeant who served in the U.S. Army for eight years (8) as a Special Operator is charged with two specifications of larceny and two specifications of wrongful use of a controlled substance. Mr. Capovilla represents Staff Sergeant at his Article 32 Preliminary Hearing and the Hearing Officer (“PHO”) makes a favorable recommendation. Despite this, […]

Result

NO Confinement, NO reduction in rank, NO discharge. Capovilla’s client completed his Medical Board and is leaving the Army with an Honorable Discharge.

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