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The Case of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl: An Overview

The high-profile court-martial case of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is set to take place between August 8 th and August 19 th, 2016. Bergdahl faces charges of desertion and misbehavior before the enemy after ...
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Drunk in Public and Public Intoxication Crimes

Sometimes, when military service members choose to relax on their off-days, alcohol consumption is involved. While we can all understand a servicemember’s want to rest and relax, and agree that ...
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Understanding the Charges of Adultery in the Military

Under the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ), it is a punishable criminal offense for a service member to engage in adultery. The act of adultery is defined as a situation where a service member ...
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New Military Sex Crimes Reporting System for 2016

A new reporting system is set to launch in mid-2016 that will increase the government’s and the public’s ability to track military-based sex offenders. The United States Department of ...
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The Three Categories of a Court Martial

Did you know that there are three different types of military courts-martial? The concept of court-martial law is foreign to many, as this legal process can be extremely complex at first glance. To ...
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DOD Efforts to Reduce Sexual Assault Deemed Inadequate - CAUTION: BEWARE OF INCREASE IN SEX ASSUALT ACCUSATIONS

According to a report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) that was submitted to the House of Representatives and the Senate Armed Services Committees, the Department of Defense (DOD) has ...
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What to Do if You Are Accused of "Going AWOL"

As a service member in the U.S. military, you are obligated to fulfill your duties of service. Unfortunately, desertion is a serious problem and the U.S. Armed Forces does not look kindly on those ...
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What are the Effects of an Article 15?

A court-martial is an extremely serious military proceeding that can result in the loss of many things, including your military career and your rank. In some cases of misconduct, however, it may be ...
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Military Sexual Assault Cases - The Other "Victim"

In every military sex assault case I handle, I file a motion to prevent the Government from using the word "victim" in reference to the complainant. Although this might seem petty in the ...
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Navy Master Chief Found NOT GUILTY of Domestic Abuse

We frequently represent military personnel in state, federal and military court-martials on charges of domestic violence. A conviction of a domestic violence offense has lifelong implications and can ...
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How Do I Resolve an AWOL Case?

Are you accused of going AWOL ? The consequences can be significant if you do not have legal representation to assist you to defend against the accusation. Both AWOL and desertion are serious crimes, ...
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Dealing with Accusations of Violations of National Security

It is extremely dangerous to be facing accusations related to violations of national security. The sentences imposed can be significant, and for many breaches of national security cases, can lead to ...
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Appealing My Court Martial

Were you wrongfully convicted or sentenced in a court martial ? You have the right to appeal. The process of seeking an appeal must be carefully managed by a legal professional with extensive ...
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What is the Difference Between an Other-Than-Honorable (OTH) and a Bad Conduct Discharge (BCD)?

We have been consulted and retained by many service members who are facing administrative separation proceedings. Frequently our clients ask what the difference is between an OTH and a BCD. A Bad ...
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Military Criminal Defense Blog

Welcome to the new blog for McCormack & McCormack! Our military criminal defense lawyers have 35 years of combined legal experience, and one thing we have seen time and time again is that when our ...
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