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Stephen Carpenter’s Legal Cases

84 total


  • Airman First Class, Air Force, (E-3)

    Practice Area:
    Military Law
    Date:
    Dec 06, 2011
    Outcome:
    Court-martial case dismissed. No confinement. No federal convictions. No punitive discharge. CH 4 approved with OTH.
    Description:
    Airman charged with BAH fraud while deployed, in part, to United Arab Emirates (UAB). Fraud exceeded $13,000. Airman faced maximum authorized sentence of 65 years in prison, eight (8) federal felony convictions under U.S. v Wooddell, 2000 CCA 284 (2000) and a dishonorable ("punitive") discharge.
  • First Class Petty Officer, Coast Guard, (E-6)

    Practice Area:
    Military Law
    Date:
    Jan 25, 2012
    Outcome:
    Found "Not Guilty" of sex registration offense involving minor, but guilty of vouyerism. Prosecutor demands eight years, six months jail sentence. Client sentenced to four months (to serve 3 with good time). Punitive discharge.
    Description:
    Notorious case involving a USCGC. Client faced 42 years in confinement. Charged with 5 acts of indecent conduct, 4 charges of conduct prejudicial to good order and discipline, 2 charges of false official statement, 1 charge of housebreaking and 1 charge of attempted indecent acts involving nearly a dozen alleged victims.
  • Senior Chief, Navy, (E-8)

    Practice Area:
    Military Law
    Date:
    Feb 01, 2012
    Outcome:
    No jail time. "Not Guilty" on all charges related to three out of five women. Punitive discharge. Clemency/Appeal pending.
    Description:
    Fraternization, SECNAV Instruction on Sexual Harassment, et al
  • Commander, Navy, (0-5)

    Practice Area:
    Military Law
    Date:
    Dec 23, 2011
    Outcome:
    Investigation dropped. Case dismissed.
    Description:
    LCDR accused of issues related to potential formal investigation under Article 134, UCMJ. Through prompt action was able to protect client's interests.
  • Major (P), Air Force, (0-4)

    Practice Area:
    Military Law
    Date:
    Jan 10, 2012
    Outcome:
    NJP overturned. After several months of lobbying and written submissions, Major General reconsiders UIF filing and removes adverse NJP from AF Major's otherwise pristine military record.
    Description:
    Officer had received NJP related to misconduct.
  • Chief, Navy, (E-7)

    Practice Area:
    Military Law
    Date:
    Feb 09, 2012
    Outcome:
    No federal conviction. No jail time. No punitive discharge. Honorable conditions discharge.
    Description:
    Accused of tampering with sensitive equipment which compromised national security related issues aboard nuclear vessel. (CLASSIFIED)
  • Second Class Petty Officer, Coast Guard, (E-5)

    Practice Area:
    Military Law
    Date:
    Mar 16, 2012
    Outcome:
    "Not Guilty" of all charges. Full acquittal by military jury.
    Description:
    Shipmate charged with Aggravated Sexual Assault, Wrongful Sexual Contact, Assault Consummated by a Battery and Obstruction of Justice. If convicted, Client faced sex registration, 36-years in confinement and punitive discharge.
  • Tech Sgt, Air Force, (E-6)

    Practice Area:
    Military Law
    Date:
    Mar 28, 2012
    Outcome:
    Eligible for parole in 3 1/2 years. Punitive discharge.
    Description:
    Client pleads guilty to four specifications (***seven other charges withdrawn and/or dismissed) concerning his child. Prevented significant uncharged misconduct from being considered by military panel. Prosecutor demanded 30 years in jail during her sentencing argument.
  • Capt, Air Force, (O-3)

    Practice Area:
    Military Law
    Date:
    Apr 02, 2012
    Outcome:
    Article 32, UCMJ, investigating officer (former military judge) recommends case not proceed to court-martial.
    Description:
    Charged with several counts of willful dereliction of duty associated with flight duties. Case pending GCMCA review.
  • LTJG, (O-2), USCG

    Practice Area:
    Military Law
    Date:
    Jun 11, 2012
    Outcome:
    Retained in service. No show cause BOI. Remains eligible for Honorable Discharge and full GI Bill.
    Description:
    Officer pleads guilty to assault in civilian court. Submitted memorandum mitigating offense. Officer not subjected to BOI, and permitted to continue in duty position.