Gonzalez & Waddington, Military Defense Attorneys published a video on what to do if Falsely Accused of Military Sexual Assault. The video is available at https://ucmjdefense.com/falsely-accused-of-military-sexual-assault-what-should-i-do-military-sexual-assault-lawyer-tips.html
Gonzalez & Waddington, LLC, a law firm specializing in Military Sexual Assault Lawyer, has released a new YouTube video entitled, “Falsely Accused of Military Sexual Assault?” The video sheds light on the most important aspects of what military service members and their families should know and do if they or a loved one are falsely accused of sexual assault in the military. In the video, court-martial defense lawyer and best-selling author Michael Waddington gives proactive steps on how to avoid a false conviction of military sexual assault and how to select the best military sexual assault defense lawyer to handle your case. All men in the military to include the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard and their family members can view the full video at https://ucmjdefense.com/falsely-accused-of-military-sexual-assault-what-should-i-do-military-sexual-assault-lawyer-tips.html
The video includes several interesting pieces of information. One, in particular, is that civilian sexual assault defense lawyers can defend military members accused of sexual assault crimes. The civilian defense lawyer does not have to be a Judge Advocate or JAG. This should be of particular interest to military members and their families because if you are accused of a sex crime that you did not commit, you will want to protect yourself in any way possible. If convicted at a court-martial, you face a Dishonorable Discharge, loss of retirement and benefits, decades in prison, a federal felony conviction, sex offender registration, and a host of additional collateral consequences. In the video, attorney Michael Waddington explains that even if you are innocent and falsely accused of military sexual assault, talking to law enforcement or ironing things out with the complaining witness isn’t something you should take on yourself.
One of the most important pieces of information in the video is that in 2018, 20,500 service members were sexually assaulted or raped, including 13,000 women and 7,500 men. False accusations of military sexual assault have risen dramatically as Congress has tried to crack down on sexual assault in the military. According to Waddington, “A false allegation of sexual assault in the military is simply devastating – a nightmare scenario for anyone and something for which no one can prepare. Unfortunately, there are many situations and circumstances that can lead to this horrible scenario. You need to immediately contact an experienced attorney.”
The best example of this is perhaps found in the number of acquittals in all of the military branches. As the allegations of sexual assault rise, so do the number of false allegations.
Those falsely accused can rest assured because there are experienced civilian-military sexual assault defense lawyers can defend military members accused of sexual assault crimes, even though they are not military JAG lawyers.
In discussing the video’s creation, Michael Waddington, a Military Defense Lawyer/watch?v=-oAhwf8wRQg – Partner at Gonzalez & Waddington, said:
“This video is must watch for those falsely accused of military sexual assault and their family members who want to select the best court-martial defense lawyer possible to represent them at a military trial.”
Regular viewers of the Gonzalez & Waddington YouTube channel will notice the video takes a familiar tone, which has been described as ‘Hard-hitting advice on military law and military sexual assault.’
Gonzalez & Waddington, Military Sexual Assault Lawyers, now welcomes comments and questions from viewers about the video, as they are intent on bringing the best legal representation to people falsely accused of military sexual assault. The reason is that we believe that members of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard deserve the best criminal defense lawyers possible to protect their Constitutional Rights and to avoid false convictions of military sexual assault.
The complete video is available to view at https://ucmjdefense.com/falsely-accused-of-military-sexual-assault-what-should-i-do-military-sexual-assault-lawyer-tips.html