Have You Been Accused Of Sexual Assault?
Since 2012, sexual assault in the military has been highly politicized. Politicians have put immense pressure on the military to obtain sexual assault convictions. To facilitate this, Congress made changes to the Uniformed Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) to remove certain rights of accused service members. They implemented special programs and positions, and the most experienced attorneys were assigned as special prosecutors. If you are an active service member who has been accused of rape or sexual assault, make no mistake, the deck is stacked against you. It is imperative that you seek representation from an experienced military sexual assault lawyer immediately. Our skilled defense attorney has been trying these cases in the military since well before 2012, and is highly experienced with successfully defeating the juggernaut Congress built to destroy you.
What Is Considered Sexual Assault in the Military?
Rape and sexual assault in the military are punishable under Article 120, UCMJ. The lesser-known offenses of aggravated sexual contact and abusive sexual contact are also criminalized by Article 120. These offenses generally involve either sexual contact or sexual penetration. Rape typically involves sexual penetration by force, extreme fear, or by rendering the other incapacitated. Sexual assault typically involves sexual penetration by: use of fear or fraud, without consent, or while the other is incapacitated or unconscious. The sexual contact offenses mirror rape and sexual assault, but only require sexual contact of certain parts of the body without penetration. We can explain sexual assault charges to a military service member who has been accused.
IF YOU’VE BEEN ACCUSED OF SEXUAL ASSAULT, DON’T WAIT. CALL US IMMEDIATELY!