Military Lawyers Assisting in Cases of Fraternization
Every branch of the military prohibits personal and business relationships between enlisted personnel and officers. Any relationship that includes dating, cohabitation, or any form of sexual relationship is considered a personal relationship. Relationships that involve borrowing or loaning money or any other business interaction is considered a business relationship.
Know Your Rights
Not all contact between enlisted personnel and officers is considered an offense. There are particular details and circumstances that must be evaluated in order to determine whether the relationship qualifies as fraternization. An experienced military attorney will develop evidence and witnesses for your side of the case and discredit any evidence that is used against you. These cases are often dependent on witness statements and circumstantial evidence, the expertise of an established attorney is extremely important.
What Details are Important in Fraternization Cases?
Whether or not the conduct has compromised the chain of command is an important factor, as well as whether or not it resulted in the appearance of partiality, or undermined good order, discipline, morale, or authority. In short, has this conduct actually prejudiced the good order of the armed forces? If not, it’s likely not a fraternization offense. Don’t let the government stack witnesses who are biased against you or who are not credible. Allow an experienced military lawyer to make your case.
Experienced Legal Defense for Fraternization Cases
If you or someone you know has been accused of an “inappropriate relationship”, contact Military Trial Defenders. We are passionate about helping our clients in these kinds of situations, and we have years of experience in military law. Call us today.