Military Defense Lawyer

Case Results

Recent cases Mr. Greene has worked on: 

2021: Army E-5, Military Police officer, charged with one count of Article 128, UCMJ - Assault by causing grievous bodily harm, one count of Article 128, UCMJ - Assault by causing substantial bodily harm, and one count of Article 115, UCMJ - threatening to kill. Law firm tried the case before a General Court-Martial that spanned five days and included 21 witnesses. We pled not guilty by "self-defense" and argued that our client lawfully used deadly force under the circumstances. We also argued the defense of "necessity," which according to the Army prosecutor is the first known time in military history that defense instruction has been given in a use-of-force case. Finally, we showed the panel (officer and enlisted panel) evidence that that complaining witness had both lied about the incident multiple times, and that she made threats to our client's supervisor regarding the court-martial. 

Result: FULL ACQUITTAL. Panel found client NOT GUILTY of all charges and specifications in just under 35 minutes of deliberating. 

2021: Air Force E-5 accused of wrongfully using fentanyl, a controlled substance. Following extensive early intervention by Military Justice Firm, including showing her command evidence of how the Airman accidentally came into contact with fentanyl, the Convening Authority closed the case with no charges and without a drug incident in the Airman's record. 

Result: No charges filed, No drug incident filed, Airman retained in service and promoted to E-6. 

2021: Army E-5 faced an Administrative Discharge Board for 6 counts of sexual harassment 

and 1 count of sexual harassment by physical contact. 

Result: Board found all but one allegation unproven, and voted 3-0 to RETAIN Soldier in the Army. Commanding General ordered the Soldier retained. 

2021: Coast Guard E-4 charged with one count of Article 123, UCMJ, for wrongfully accessing a government computer and obtaining classified or other protected information. Case tried by Article 15 captain's mast by O-6 commanding officer. This firm represented client and pointed out that the charge was defective because the client did not have the required "specific intent" to access the classified/protected information.  

Result: NOT GUILTY of all charges and specifications. Petty Officer retained in service. 

2020: Navy E-5 charged with multiple instances of Article 86, UCMJ - AWOL (absent without leave) and UA (unauthorized absence), and Article 107, UCMJ, making false official statements. Firm engaged the Sailor's chain of command early and met with command Staff Judge Advocate to explain the circumstances. We successfully negotiated the case to go to Article 15 NJP (non-judicial punishment) by CO's captain's mast pursuant to a pretrial agreement. After being found guilty, the CO awarded the Sailor with reduction in rank from E-5 to E-4 and loss of pay. The CO then initiated administrative separation of the Sailor. Firm then appealed the NJP to the Region Commander, an admiral, explaining that under the circumstances, all punishment was unjust. 

Result: Regional admiral granted the appeal. All punishment was suspended and the Sailor was restored to her full rank of E-5. Firm then appealed the administrative separation to Commander, Naval Personnel Command, who agreed with firm and retained the Sailor in the service. 

2021: Army E-5 accused of wrongfully ingesting marijuana and wrongful operation of a motor vehicle while under the influence of marijuana on a military base. 

Result: No punishment. Soldier retained in service and transferred. 

2020: Army W-3 faced a Board of Inquiry for DUI involving property damage and injury. 

Result: Board voted 3-0 to RETAIN officer in the Army. Commanding General ordered the Soldier retained. 

2021: Army O-3 faced a Board of Inquiry for Fraternization and Conduct Unbecoming an Officer. 

Result: Board voted 3-0 to RETAIN officer in the Army. Commanding General ordered the Soldier retained. 

2020: Army E-5 was charged under Article 15, UCMJ. The NCO refused NJP and demanded trial by court martial. 

Result: At trial, NCO found NOT GUILTY on all charges. Case closed. No criminal record.  

2020: NCO charged with sexual assault at Administrative Separation Board.  

Result: Board voted 3-0 finding NO CHARGED MISCONDUCT. NCO retained.

2019: Army E-3 charged with sexual assault and sent to Article 15 NJP. Soldier refused NJP and demanded trial by court martial. Defense counsel executed thorough witness examination and argument at the Article 32 hearing. 

Result: ALL CHARGES DISMISSD by convening authority. No criminal record. Defense counsel assists client with obtaining back-pay for his promotion that was delayed due to the case.

2019: Respected E-7 pops positive for drugs on UA, charged under Article 15, UCMJ, and processed for a drug incident. With clear evidence that the E-7 accidentally ingested the drugs, Defense counsel rapidly contacts the national military UA testing laboratory and speaks with expert technician. Defense counsel then engages the XO and the Staff Judge Advocate with copious evidence that the ingestion was accidental. 

Result: ALL CHARGES DISMISSED. Drug incident WITHDRAWN. Case closed. 

2019: Coast Guard E-5 accused of drug possession. Defense counsel intervenes early before command could charge member under Article 15, UCMJ, and send member to mast. Defense counsel negotiates with JAGs extensively over several months. 

Result: NO CHARGES FILED. NO MAST. NO DRUG INCIDENT. Member receives a page-7 counseling. Case closed. 

 

NOTE: All cases are different. Past case outcomes do not guarantee future results in your case or any case.