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What Does Proof Beyond a Reasonable Doubt Mean?

What Does Proof Beyond a Reasonable Doubt Mean?

We all know the saying, “proof beyond a reasonable doubt.” We have heard it in movies, on TV shows, and in popular culture. But what does it actually mean? In this video Mickey and Robert discuss what beyond a reasonable means and how it’s important in your case. They also discuss the definition of preponderance of the evidence, which is the burden of proof that is applied during an administrative separation board. If you have questions about the burden of proof or if you are facing a courts-martial, call us today. We can help.

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How to Win a Drug Ingestion Case in the Military

How to Win a Drug Ingestion Case in the Military

In this video Mickey and Robert discuss how to litigate your case if you have failed a urinalysis. What most folks do not understand is that it is not illegal to have a controlled substance in your body. It is illegal to wrongfully ingest a controlled substance. Mickey and Robert talk about the importance of making sure that the drug collection process was done by the book and that the UPL did not mismanage your sample. In addition, Robert discusses how to execute an innocent ingestion case and how you can win your trial or separation board if you did not wrongfully ingest a controlled substance. If you have failed a urinalysis call and need an attorney than call us today.

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What is at Stake if You are Accused of Domestic Violence

What is at Stake if You are Accused of Domestic Violence

What happens to your career if your wife, girlfriend, or significant other accuses of domestic violence? Do you automatically lose your right to bear arms? How do you defend against such a baseless allegation? In this video, Mickey and Robert discuss the ins-and-outs of domestic violence allegations in the military. We talk about your right to bear arms and what may happen if you are in fact convicted of a domestic violence charge in a military court. The stakes are high in domestic violence cases and experience matters. Call us today if you need to speak to someone about an allegation. We can help.

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What I Need to Know About Military Discharges

What I Need to Know About Military Discharges

What types of discharges are on the table in a military separation board? What types of discharge can I receive at a courts-martial? Is there a difference? In this video, Mickey and Robert discuss the difference in discharges between a separation board and a courts-martial. We educate the viewers on the difference between a punitive discharge and an administrative discharge. If you are facing a discharge or if you have questions about the discharge process call us today. We can help!

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How to Cross Examine Witnesses in a Sexual Assault Case

How to Cross Examine Witnesses in a Sexual Assault Case

You and your attorney are sitting in court. The judge is behind his bench. The jury is in their box. The prosecutor is sitting no more than 10 feet away from you hellbent on sending you to jail. Then the moment comes, your accuser, the complaining witness takes the stand. Does your attorney know how cross examine him/her? Does your attorney know what do if she starts to cry? What if she changes her story on the stand? Will your attorney be able to capitalize on the lies she has told about you? Trial is battle and battle can be chaotic. Make sure you have a trial team ready to handle the fight. In this video Mickey and I discuss how to effectively cross examine witnesses in a sexual assault case and why it is so important to execute when all the pressure is on. If you are facing sexual assault allegations call us today. We can help.

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Why Hiring a Civilian Makes a Difference!

Why Hiring a Civilian Makes a Difference!

We do NOT answer to your commanders. We are not part of the chain of command. The DoD does not cut our paychecks. When you hire us, you are our only concern. This gives us power. This gives civilian counsel like Mickey and I the ability to openly and honestly fight for your interests without worrying about our careers or our officer evaluation report. Moreover, we are experience trial attorneys. We have been through the fights. The wins. The losses. We have cross examined hundreds of witnesses and we NEVER panic. We are trial attorneys and we are here to help you. Call Capovilla & Williams today.

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How to Win Your Sexual Assault Case in an Opening Statement

How to Win Your Sexual Assault Case in an Opening Statement

Let us say it right now – the opening statement is the most important moment of a sexual assault case. Let me repeat that – the opening statement is the most important moment in a sexual assault case. Studies have shown that over 80 percent of jurors make their minds up about a case after opening statements. Panel members will make their minds up during that statement whether to like you or you attorney. They will make their minds up at that moment whether to support the prosecutor or root for you. The opening statement is you story. It is your attorney’s opportunity to turn the tide of the war and honestly and justly stand up to the Government. In this video Robert discusses how approaches opening statements in sex assault cases and the importance of credibility with the panels. If you are accused of sexual assault call us today. We can help.

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Understand the Courts-Martial Process from A-Z

Understand the Courts-Martial Process from A-Z

Mickey and Robert breakdown the different stages of the courts-martial process from the investigation all the way through trial. We discuss the investigation, the Article 32 hearing, and the referral of charges process in detail to help you understand what you can expect if your case goes to trial. We also discuss when you can expect to be given discovery rights and what to do if charges are preferred against you. The process is foreign and often very scary to the service members who call our office. You might know how to breakdown a weapons system or track an enemy, but the legal process is a huge question mark to you. This is understandable. We hope this video is helpful and please feel free to reach out to us directly if you have any further questions about the process.

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How to Prepare and Win Your Sexual Assault Case

How to Prepare and Win Your Sexual Assault Case

Robert Capovilla and Mickey Williams talk about the steps that must be taken to win your sexual assault case. Robert discusses the importance of preparing for a case before charges are preferred and why it is so important to collect your own witness statements. Relying on law enforcement to point out weaknesses in your accuser’s case is a recipe for disaster. If you are facing sexual assault allegations in the military than call us today. We can help.

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