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Article 120 Rape Defense Attorney in San Diego

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Rape is a serious crime whether it is committed by an average civilian or a member of the military.

Rape is defined as committing a sexual act upon another individual by:

  • The exertion of unlawful force
  • The exertion of force that is likely to cause or has caused death or severe harm to another individual
  • Threatening the person with kidnapping, death, or bodily harm
  • Causing the person to become unconscious
  • Giving the person a substance (without their knowledge) that would render them unable to assess or control conduct

As a skilled San Diego military lawyer with more than three decades of experience in the military justice system, I am passionate about helping clients navigate these life-changing charges and fiercely advocating on their behalf. Over the years, I have helped clients secure dismissals, acquittals, and reduced sentences for crimes ranging from rape to homicide. As a retired U.S. Marine Corps Lieutenant Colonel, I am a zealous advocate for military service members facing serious charges.

Discuss your case by contacting Meeks Military Law at (760) 512-8161 today.

Penalties for a Rape Conviction under Article 120

Often, the penalties for military sex crimes are more severe than penalties for those under state laws alone. The military aggressively prosecutes allegations of rape and sexual assault, making it all the more important that you get skilled defense as soon as your charges are brought.

For many offenses under Article 120, a conviction results in a mandatory punitive discharge. Other penalties could include the death sentence, life in prison, and forfeiture of total pay and allowance. These penalties are determined based on the severity of the case.

Put Over Three Decades of Experience in Your Corner

Meeks Military Law serves clients in Carlsbad and throughout Southern California. This ensures that we are able to provide a high level of personal service and conduct quality case preparation since we can investigate much of the case in person. Should you choose to hire my firm, rest assured that you will remain informed and updated from start to finish.

Call (760) 512-8161 to learn more about how Meeks Military Law may be able to help you.

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