Mr. Barry significantly helped provide my evidence to my Commander, giving him the real story, with full details!
Attorney Matthew Barry became my Defense Attorney to represent me as I was pending five charges. Bottom line up front, Mr. Barry significantly helped provide my evidence to my Commander, giving him the real story, with full details. Mr. Barry truly listened to what I had to say, and throughout the entire duration, I felt like someone was on my side. Most importantly, Mr. Barry gave me honest advice, and remained diligent in my case.
In summary, As a SGT in the Army I was faced with multiple charges. It began with a recommendation for an article 15 for a failure to report to PT, and a failure to report to work call. I was then accused of being drunk on duty. After missing PT formation, my new NCOIC told my leadership that he expected me of being “drunk”. After being taken to the MP station for a breathalyzer test, I was found to have a .0 something BAC, and my charge was changed to incapacitated to fulfill my duties. At this point, I hadn’t thought about getting a lawyer. It wasn’t until halfway through my enrollment in the Army’s Alcohol Program in which I was questioned by CID for a pending sexual assault charge. At that very moment I knew I needed to look for a lawyer and declined to the scope of questions from CID until I had a lawyer present. Quickly, I found Mr. Barry through a search and read through his site very thoroughly. I read extremely positive reviews and decided to take a chance.
Luckily for me, Mr. Barry willingly and quickly accepted to represent me for the CID questions and pending article 15 charges. As we went over the details of my case throughout the month, Mr. Barry remained honest about what to expect being guilty of being absent from a formation, but most importantly offered resources of others in my area of South Korea for any court martial hearing in the case he couldn’t attend, had I chosen that route.
Mr. Barry and I spent almost two months waiting to hear any details regarding the CID case of the alleged sexual assault as I was left out of the loop, clueless, and worried since I hold a TS clearance. My command remained silent throughout the duration of the investigation, and I never heard back from CID. In the meantime, Mr. Barry took my case of failure to report to PT and work call, and incapacitated to fulfill my duties charges, and started working on those matters.
After two months, CID finally reach the verdict of not guilty, and I was relieved. By this time, I was also accused of having violated a no drinking order, totaling 5 charges. Mr. Barry read through my hearing packet and listened to everything I had to say. Mr. Barry included my evidence, my witness testimony in the sexual assault case, and heard my issues. Overall, I was guilty of violating a no drinking order, and having failed to report to PT; Although I lost my rank and received an oral reprimand, the article was filed locally. However, while at my second hearing, my Command Team, Battalion Commander, and CSM, took over an hour to debate on what they should do, and I have a strong feeling it was regarding the matters that Mr. Barry was able to help me with. The way Mr. Barry was able to see all angles of my case and help to showcase these angles to my Commander was truly helpful. I would not have been able to do this alone and most importantly, Mr. Barry’s helped assured me someone was on my side. I wasn’t even contacted by Army Legal until after the investigation was over because they were booked. I would hire Mr. Barry again if I ever needed it and commend him for his ability to be considerate to my feelings, diligent, and overall enthusiastic about putting my matters together. For anyone wanting to hire Mr. Barry, make sure to be completely honest with him, and he will ensure he can do the best he can to help you with your case!