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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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Hire Us and Get a TEAM!

Hire Us and Get a TEAM!

Wars are not fought with one man. Battles are seldom one because of one man. Even Tom Brady needs blockers to block and wide receivers to catch. Here at Capovilla & Williams we approach trial as a team. We fight your case as a team. We try your case as a team. In additional to our experienced military trial attorneys, we also employ experienced military paralegals and investigators to help you win your case. Hire us today and find out what the Capovilla & Williams team can do for you. If you are facing a courts-martial or under investigation call us. We can help.

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What is a SAFE Exam and How Does Impact my Sexual Assault Trial?

What is a SAFE Exam and How Does Impact my Sexual Assault Trial?

In today’s video, Mickey and Robert discuss what a Sexual Assault Forensic Examination is and how it can be used to help win your case. Mickey and Robert have reviewed dozens and dozens of SAFE reports and they know what to look for to help your case. Mickey also discusses what a SAFE report is and why prosecutor’s always feel like the SAFE report is helpful to their case. However, an experienced trial attorney knows how to use a SAFE report to help win your case. Call us today if you are accused of sexual assault. We can help.

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How to Win Your ROTC Disenrollment Board and What’s at Stake

How to Win Your ROTC Disenrollment Board and What’s at Stake

In this clip, Mickey Williams discusses the ins-and-outs of the ROTC disenrollment boards. Mickey has achieved tremendous results representing ROTC Cadets across each branch of service at these boards and he know what it takes to get your cadet ready for this hearing. Mickey explains the process, what is at stake in these hearings, and what due process rights you have to fight back. If you or someone you love is facing an ROTC Disenrollment Board, please call us today. WE can help.

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Robert Capovilla Named Top 40 Lawyer Under 40 by Premier Lawyers of America

Robert Capovilla Named Top 40 Lawyer Under 40 by Premier Lawyers of America

The law firm of Capovilla & Williams is proud to announce that Robert Capovilla was just named to the top 40 Under 40 list by the Premier Lawyers of America. Top 40 under 40 recognition is reserved for a limited number of attorneys in each state under the age of 40 who demonstrate exceptional legal ability and success in the courtroom as trial attorneys. Attorneys nominated for Premier Lawyers of America Top 40 under 40 undergo an objective and rigorous vetting process. Criteria taken into account include case outcomes, professional achievements, certifications, trial experience, as well as leadership potential, educational history, peer and client feedback, ratings and reviews, and professionalism and ethics. We are very proud of Robert for this amazing achievement.

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