Case Conclusion Date:July 28, 2011
Practice Area:Military Law
Outcome:Reversed on appeal; and charges dismissed.
Description:Client was accused and convicted of rape at trial. I told him not to give up, we'd appeal. Last year the intermediate court said there was error and gave a new sentencing hearing. Today (17 May 2011), the CAAF appeals court found complete error and reversed his conviction as well as sentence. UPDATE: Today, 28 July 2011, client was released from pending retrial. He was discharged from the naval service administratively; without a conviction and without the requirement to register as a sex offender. He will also he due back pay.