Result Category: Nonjudicial Punishment

DUI Arrest

LCDR Client was arrested for a high BAC DUI with a junior Sailor in the vehicle. Steph dug deep into the issues surrounding the Client’s combat-related PTSD and put together an extremely compelling case in mitigation. Steph avoided a Show Cause action for administrative separation and the Client was allowed to separate Honorably.

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Positive THC Drug Test

Client suffered from severe mental health issues and tested positive for THC. Steph advocated extensively for him, resulting in him receiving an Honorable discharge at his EAOS.

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Hostile Work Environment

Warrant Officer Client was the subject of a command investigation for a hostile work environment. Steph represented her at NJP, where Client was found not guilty of all the charges to which she pled not guilty. Steph’s representation avoided an administrative separation show cause action.

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Tested Positive for THC

Marine Corps Sergeant tested positive for THC after accidentally eating his civilian wife’s legally purchased THC chocolates. Steph represented him at NJP, which was conducted in violation of his rights and resulted in a finding of guilty. Steph’s aggressive appeal caused the Commanding General to overturn the Battalion CO’s findings. Steph attended the second nonjudicial punishment hearing and all charges were dismissed.

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Dereliction of Duty Accusation

Abby’s Client was a Petty Officer Third Class investigated for dereliction of duty and false official statements, which resulted in DRB/XOI proceedings. Abby’s representation led to the case being dismissed at XOI.

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Cocaine Use Accusation

Steph’s Navy Chief Client was accused of using cocaine. He was given a cigarette that was laced with cocaine without his knowledge. His ship’s Commanding Officer extensively violated his rights during his nonjudicial punishment proceedings, which Steph had attended. Steph’s aggressive appeal led to Client’s NJP being overturned and a finding of NOT GUILTY at Commodore’s Mast.

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Personal Relationship With An Enlisted Subordinate

Client was an Army Lieutenant who had engaged in a personal relationship with an enlisted subordinate. Steph’s representation through the investigation revealed a litany of mitigating circumstances. The subsequent response to the GOMOR led the General to decide to file it locally.

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