SGT, U.S. Army

Stephen Hayes Carpenter JR

Case Conclusion Date:April 22, 2013

Practice Area:Military Law

Outcome:Retained in service by military judge. Reduced to PV2. 7-months confinement, with good time reduction client should be released in about 5-months.

Description:Client charged with abusive sexual contact with a child, NCO essentially faced 15-years confinement and a dishonorable discharge. Filed motion to suppress confession. Later, as part of a plea agreement, the case was re-referred to a Special Court-martial after NCO agreed to plead guilty to a single charge, the other two charges were dismissed. Soldier's entire command group favorably testifies at his court-martial. Government had demanded a jail sentence of 12-months confinement and bad conduct discharge.

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