Understanding Military Sexual Assault Defense: A Guide to Developing Military Sexual Assault Defense Strategies


  • Understanding Military Law Enforcement Interrogations for Article 120, UCMJ Offenses
  • False Confessions
  • Our Philosophies for Preparing a Military Sexual Assault Defense
  • Article 32 Preliminary Hearings
  • Basic Defenses
  • False Allegations Under Article 120, UCMJ
  • Motives to Lie Under Article 120, UCMJ
  • How to Evaluate the Credibility and Content of a Complainant's Statement
  • Developing a Theory of the Case in Military Sexual Assault Cases
  • The Mistake of Fact Defense Under Article 120, UCMJ
  • Alcohol and Blackout Cases
  • DNA in Article 120, UCMJ Cases
  • Military Rule of Evidence 412 - MRE 412 The Military Rape Shield Law
  • Considerations for Deciding Whether to Testify
  • Thoughts on the Silence Penalty
  • ​​​​​Summaries of Article 120 Cases Before the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
  • Sample Direct Examination of Defense Expert Used to Counter Government Counterintuitive Behaviors Experts
  • Sex Offender Registration
  • Sample Government Counterintuitive Behaviors Direct Examination

The law pertaining to sexual assault has undergone near constant revision since 2006—when Congress first began reorganizing Article 120, UCMJ. The law has changed so much that involving counsel early in the process is extremely important. Additionally, the consequences of sex offender registration are increasingly severe.

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Some of the changes over the last few years involve Article 32 Investigations. The new rules have rendered them, in some cases, insignificant as a tool of discovery because the complainant is not likely to be present at the hearing for cross-examination. The prosecutors are going to object to defense counsel's cross-examination and presentation of evidence at every opportunity. The result is that the impact of defense counsel is more important than ever. Nonetheless, the Article 32 Investigation is still an opportunity to attack the government's case.

Protecting Your Rights in Military Justice Cases

At Daniel Conway & Associates, we understand the unique challenges and complexities involved in military justice cases. Our experienced team of attorneys is dedicated to protecting the rights of service members facing Article 120, UCMJ offenses.

When you choose our law firm, you can expect:

  • Expertise in military law: Our attorneys have in-depth knowledge and experience in military justice cases, including Article 120, UCMJ offenses. We stay up-to-date with the latest developments in military law to provide the best possible defense for our clients.
  • Personalized approach: We understand that every case is unique, and we take the time to understand your specific circumstances and concerns. Our attorneys will work closely with you to develop a tailored defense strategy that takes into account your individual needs and goals.
  • Aggressive advocacy: We are committed to vigorously advocating for our clients' rights. Our attorneys will thoroughly investigate the allegations against you, challenge any evidence that is unlawfully obtained or unreliable, and present a strong defense on your behalf.
  • Compassionate support: We understand that facing military justice proceedings can be stressful and overwhelming. Our team is here to provide you with the support and guidance you need throughout the entire process. We will keep you informed, answer your questions, and provide reassurance during this challenging time.

If you are facing Article 120, UCMJ offenses, don't navigate the military justice system alone. Contact Daniel Conway & Associates today to schedule a consultation and discuss your case with one of our experienced military law attorneys.

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