As a member of the United States military, you are required to abide by the codes and regulations outlined in the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ). Article 120 of the UCMJ spells out rules and regulations regarding rape and sexual assault. Understanding the specific codes and terms used can be essential to know how to fight the charges against you.
What is considered “unwanted sexual contact” under UCMJ Article 120?
Unwanted sexual contact is defined as sexual contact that was carried out against someone’s will or that happened when someone did not give consent or was unable to give consent. The definition includes attempted and completed vaginal, anal or oral penetration with any part of the body or any object. It also includes unwanted touching of the groin, inner thighs, buttocks, genitalia, anus, or breasts.
Defending against allegations of unwanted sexual contact.
Facing accusations of unwanted sexual contact can be humiliating, and could mean severe punishments if you are found guilty.
The attorneys at the Law Office of Garrison A. Wood have successfully defended clients accused of violating UCMJ Article 120, and act as strong advocates for their clients accused of these violations.
Are you facing allegations of unwanted sexual contact?
Facing serious allegations like unwanted sexual contact can be distressing and confusing. The articles of the UCMJ are dense and challenging to understand. If you are facing charges of unwanted sexual contact, your best chance of retaining your rights and privileges is to seek professional help from an experienced military attorney. Contact The Law Office of Garrison A. Wood today for a free review of your case.
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