Military Rape Charges
Require an Experienced Military Defense Attorney
Military Rape Charges are Extremely Serious
Military rape is one of the most serious charges a servicemember can face in the military. A conviction for military rape can result in years in prison and the mere allegations of a sexual offense can create a long-lasting stigma that often destroy a military career but last a lifetime. There is little public sympathy toward those accused a sexual crime —even for those who have been wrongly accused.
Servicemembers are held to Higher Standard
of Personal Conduct than Civilians
Like the civilian criminal system, the military punishes certain types of sexual crimes such as rape, statutory rape and sexual assaults. However, unlike the civilian criminal system, the military penalizes various social and sexual relationships – even if they are consensual – that often have no civilian equivalent offense. Adultery and fraternization are two examples. These differences reflect the higher standards of personal conduct expected by society of its military members, but more importantly it reflects the importance of maintaining good order and discipline which is important and necessary in every military unit. Since the success of any military mission relies on morale, unit cohesion, and discipline, such misconduct cannot be dismissed lightly.
“He Said vs. She Said” Accusations Require Experienced Counsel
Military rape, date rape or sexual assault cases often involve facts where the accused and the alleged victim were in a social setting where the parties over indulged in alcohol. This scenario often leads to confusion on the issue of whether the alleged victim consented to the alleged sexual conduct that led to the rape or sexual assault charge. These cases are often referred to as a “He Said, She Said” case and are more difficult for the fact finder to determine what actually happened.
Since a servicemember will not be detailed a military defense counsel until the command charges him with a crime, it is important to get an experienced civilian military defense attorney who can represent you at the early stages of the military investigation.
If You are Convicted of Rape or Other Sexual Assault Crimes While in the Military,
You Face Life Long Consequences
Unlike other crimes, if you are convicted of military rape or another sexual crime allegations you will not only look at confinement and a dishonorable discharge, but you may also be required to register as a sex offender with the state you ultimately return to after serving your military confinement. If you become a “Registered Sex Offender”, the restrictions you face in your life will include limitations on your ability to seek employment, to attend school and youth programs, and many other negative connotations associated with being labeled a “Registered Sex Offender”.
There are no “Do Overs” – Do ALL You Can Now.
If you are facing serious criminal charges, such as military rape, or some other sexual offense it is important that during the investigation you retain an experienced civilian military attorney who has the experience required in defending such cases.
Military Law Center has successfully defended such cases, has trained and supervised active duty military defense counsel how to defend such cases, and has the experience of reviewing rape and sexual crime allegations and investigations and then advising Commanding Officers and Commanding Generals on how to proceed with such cases. The Military Law Center represents you and advocates for you with authority and the respect of those he interacts with on your behalf.
Facing Charges? Hire an Experienced Military Defense Attorney
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