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Posted by a client
I was a junior officer and came up hot on a random urinalysis. Even though it was a first time offense with no extra factors the Army decided to charge me formally in a General Court-Martial. If I was convicted I would have a Federal felony, a dishonorable discharge, and was even facing time in Leavenworth. The potential punishment far outweighed the crime, and I was truly terrified for my future.
I contacted Stephen and he was immediately responsive in a way that my government appointed attorney was not, even though he was out of the country on another case. Stephen gave me all the facts on what I was facing, went over all my options, and patiently answered all my questions. After discussing my goals he presented me with multiple courses of action and began work immediately.
Stephen kept me informed throughout, answering my phone calls and emails promptly and thoroughly. He was able to make a deal with the prosecution allowing me to resign rather than face potential conviction at a general court-martial. Without spending a minute in court I was able to resign with my service characterized as "under honorable conditions," with no prison time, and no criminal record.
Stephen is expensive, but you get what you pay for, and I consider my money well spent. I am totally happy with my experience and the outcome. My future is safe and life is good again.
Posted by Kevin
I deeply,deeply thank Mr. Carpenter and his team for everything that he has done for me and my family. Easily the best money i have EVER invested. I was facing a variety of charges due to the misconduct I had committed. Mr.Carpenter was honest from the beginning about my chances of a full acquittal. He proved to be spot on with his opinion on that, but his sentencing was just amazing. Due to his relentless work and dedication to my case, i only got a reduction in rank and hard labor, where i could have been in jail for years.
If you have any kind of Court Martial Proceedings looming and/or going, I highly recommend Mr. Carpenter. At the end of the day, it's your career and life that is at stake. Don't hesitate - be proactive!
Posted by a Military Law client
Dear Stephen and Kyle,
Please accept my sincere appreciation for your part in providing the truth for all to see at my Board of Inquiry. You and your team were instrumental to our success. I developed an exceptionally high opinion to your team’s professionalism and your exceptionally dedicated approach to the mission.
This event could not have been successfully executed without you and your organization’s active and professional participation. You were prepared, flexible, and I was well equipped to respond to the wide range of questions and challenges with your preparation.
Thank you again for what you have done to help my family, myself, and for what you d each and every day to support military members and their families.
K. R. FORIS
Posted by Chris
When I came under investigation for sexual assault I knew that I was going to need above satisfactory representation in the event I was charged and Court-Martialed. After days of researching, Mr. Carpenter was the attorney at the top of the list to hire. No more than one hour after I sent him an email explaining my situation, he called and discussed it with me. The shocking thing to me was that it was at 11pm PST. He immediately called the CID office and informed that he was representing me and that they were not to contact me in any way, shape or form. Once my Brigade Commander preferred charges, Steve never stopped. He kept me informed of everything that was going on and was always available for questions or concerns that I had. I never thought that I would feel comfortable in a court room, but with how well Mr. Carpenter prepared the case, I was at ease. Watching him in argue the case on my behalf was the most moving and impressive thing I have ever seen. He is truly passionate and believed in my case. Because of Mr. Carpenter I was able to proceed with my life free of any legal issues. I was found not guilty of all charges because of Mr. Carpenter's dedication and knowledge of military law. I recommend Steve Carpenter to anyone with Military UCMJ issues. It was the best decision I have ever made concerning my well being.
Posted by David
I was in a pretty bad situation where the best outcome at the time was just being separated from the Military. Everyone in my company acted like it would blow over in a few weeks, but with all the talk of the Military downsizing, I recognized that I needed the best help possible. After hearing conflicting information from Company higher ups for over 2 months, CID continuously stating they were wrapping up their investigation, and TDS informing me all their lawyers were all back in the states, I contacted Mr. Carpenter.
Stephen Carpenter was professional, straight to the point, and extremely knowledgeable about all concepts of Military Law. He kept me informed about everything as he got a hit on it, and was good about back briefing my family in regard to legal technicalities about my case, like ascertaining sworn/verbal statements, things of that nature.
Case came back about another 2 months later as Unfounded. I truly feel that without Mr. Carpenter's expertise and sound handling of my life and career, I'd have probably been under investigation another year later. Even NCOs from other companies were shocked to hear my case was over with in 4 months time, as the subject matter of the case is not something that ends quickly. They said I was lucky, I said nope, just had the best lawyer available. Thank you for your service, sir. ;)
Posted by Brandon
I was under investigation for multiple articles for 10 months. I hired Mr. Carpenter during the beginning of my investigation. From day one working with him he kept in contact and kept me informed on any new break in my case. Thanks to the help of him keeping the process moving I was then informed that the government would not further investigate and I was able to discharge honorably and continue on with my journey in life. I highly recommend Mr. Carpenter to anyone needing help in military law. I can't thank you enough Mr. Carpenter.
Posted by a Military Law client
Stephen Carpenter was extremely helpful in negotiating my return to military authorities after my period of unauthorized absence. Despite working many cases at the time he always had the information I requested the same day if possible. He was unbiased and represented me to the best of his abilities despite his personal beliefs. In my opinion he avhieved the best possible outcome give my circumstances. I woud definitely reccomend him to anyone who needed counseling concerning the UCMJ
Posted by a Military Law client
Mr Carpenter is a no-nonsense, straight forward guy!!!. Words cannot express the gratitude I have for him. His knowledge of the military law and practices of such were amazing but it was his patience, understanding, compassion and passion that I treasured. He took the time to understand me, my case and went the extra mile to make sure he was doing everything possible to represent me in the best way he could. His calm demeanor was much appreciated and needed most of the times. I can honestly say because of him I can continue with my career in the military. He continues to be helpful any time I have questions I am proud to recommend him to anyone and everyone. My daughter thanks you for saving her mommy’s career….
Note: For the military personnel, I highly recommend him. He is on point...
Posted by Mase
Mr. Carpenter is a professional and gifted lawyer. His expertise and dedication has proven to be beyond any expectation. From the beginning to the end, Mr. Carpenter tackled my issues with such tenacity that it allowed me to have peace of mind throughout my legal proceedings. He is worth more than his services request; I would recommend Mr. Carpenter to anyone. You will not be disappointed! For not only does his work ethics speaks for itself, but also he takes personal interest in getting to know his clients.
Posted by Jacqueline
Case was handle very well I was kept up to speed on all information as they arise. My case case was handle in a professional manner and I would highly recommend him as a lawyer.