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Navy Court Martial

Navy Master Chief accused of hazing and bullying had special court-martial charges dropped after Steph revealed unrecoverable flaws in the prosecution’s case. Client was saved from a conviction.

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Navy Court Martial

Navy Senior Chief Client was accused of sexually assaulting a fellow Chief in a special court-martial. Steph’s passionate and aggressive defense prevented Client from being convicted of a life-altering sex offense.

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Air Force Court Martial

Abby’s Client was an Air Force Senior Master Sergeant who was offered an Article 15 nonjudicial punishment for abusive sexual contact. He turned it down and was taken to a general court-martial. He was fully acquitted of the charges.

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Accused of Sexual Offenses

Navy Client was accused of multiple sexual offenses and was at a loss at how to handle the actions from NCIS and his command. Steph’s representation and guidance led to all allegations being dropped and the Client separating with an Honorable discharge.

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Accused of Larceny

Marine Corps LCpl was investigated for larceny of government property based on ammo and explosives found in a car he had sold prior to deployment. Steph’s guidance throughout the investigation and communication with the CID agent resulted in case being dropped and Client reaching his EAS.

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Air Force Court Martial

Air Force Staff Sergeant faced multiple specifications of rape at a general court-martial. The Government had DNA evidence, a SANE exam, and surveillance video evidence. None of that could overcome Abby’s relentless case preparation and talent in the courtroom. Her client was fully acquitted of all charges.

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Accused of Sexual Offenses

LCDR Client accused of sexual offenses retained Steph to represent him. After very strategically navigating the situation, no adverse action was brought against the Client, and he continued his Navy career.

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Air Force Court Martial

Air Force Client was coerced by AFOSI to say he knew the complaining witness could not consent. Steph’s trial litigation and skills revealed her blatant lies and the lack of real investigating by AFOSI. Client found NOT GUILTY at a general court-martial.

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Sexual Misconduct Accusation

Steph represented a Navy Senior Chief accused of sexual misconduct. After an aggressive defense, the Client was allowed to deploy, and all accusations were dropped.

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Sexual Harassment and Fraternization

Army officer accused of sexual harassment and fraternization with an enlisted member. After a strong investigation and GOMOR response, the GOMOR was locally filed. Client was promoted and his career continued.

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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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Hazing & Bullying Accusations

Marine Corps former Drill Instructor was accused of hazing and bullying after he returned to the Fleet and held junior Marines to standards. Steph’s case preparation revealed the lies and inconsistencies among the junior Marines. Steph’s aggressive cross-examination of the Commanding Officer revealed toxic leadership and numerous processing flaws in the case. Client was retained in the Marine Corps.

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Accused of Sexual Assault

Marine Corps Gunnery Sergeant Client was accused of multiple acts of sexual assault. Steph worked extensively with the Client to prepare for an interview with NCIS. Steph then went with him to the interview to protect him from NCIS’s tactics. After providing his side of the story and Steph stopping NCIS from twisting his words, the command could see the truth. All allegations were dropped, and Client continued his career.

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Toxic Work Environment Investigation

Client was O-6 accused of a toxic work environment. Steph represented them through the investigation, assisting with a statement, communicating with the General Officer who was the Investigating Officer, gathering evidence, and providing a legal memo. Ultimately, the Client was subject to no adverse action and was granted retirement.

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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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Drug Accusation

Navy Client shared a vape with a stranger the weekend before checking into his command. Steph’s persuasive presentation of the response to the ADSEP Notification resulted in Client continuing his Navy career.

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Drug Accusation

Navy Client innocently ingested THC at a graduation party with civilians who brought cannabis-laced foods. Steph’s compelling case resulted in a finding of NO BASIS even though Client couldn’t identify exactly how he ingested the THC.

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Mental Health Discharge

Navy Client was going to be separated for simply seeking mental health treatment. The ship wasn’t giving him the treatment he deserved, so he went off-ship for treatment. The ship retaliated and began processing him for a mental health discharge. Steph pulled out all the stops with the response, and the CO withdrew the ADSEP and returned the Sailor to the ship.

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Drug Accusation

Navy Client was the victim of severe Military Sexual Trauma, and several commands subsequently mistreated her.  She was in the process of being medically retired for MST-related PTSD and used cannabis to alleviate her suicidal intentions. Her command attempted to override the medical board and separate her with a general discharge characterization. One day after Steph’s legally sound, aggressive response to the ADSEP notification, the command withdrew the notification and allowed her to retire.

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Drug Accusation

Client was a Navy Petty Officer First Class who was given cannabis by his personal trainer without his knowledge, resulting in a positive urinalysis. Steph represented him at the ADSEP Board and put on such a compelling case that the members returned a finding of NO BASIS in 10 minutes.

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Accused of Stalking and Domestic Violence

Client was a Navy Petty Officer First Class whose ex-girlfriend accused him of stalking and domestic violence. Steph’s independent investigation resulted in over 400 pages of texts, emails, and phone calls revealing Client was the real stalking victim and the ex-girlfriend had fabricated allegations to ruin his career. Client’s command cleared him of the allegations and allowed him to commission.

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