Strategic Guidance When Facing Assault And Rape Allegations

When rumors of sexual assault or rape warrant a formal investigation, your options can seem dismal. Assumptions made can quickly turn opinions against you.

Attorney Phillip Stackhouse advocates for a fair legal process for those facing sexual assault, rape or battery allegations. With nearly two decades of experience in representing service members across California and worldwide, he stresses the importance of immediately consulting with an attorney. The sooner he can begin work on your case, the greater advantage he can provide.

Taking Control Of The Situation

The Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) allows service members to be immediately informed of an investigation involving them. While this can provide the advantage of time, it can also provide an opportunity to give a statement very early on. This could lead to you unintentionally providing evidence that could corroborate a witness account and harm your own case.

With such severe allegations, it is imperative to contact a lawyer as soon as possible. When you work with attorney Stackhouse, he will:

  • Freeze the situation so you will not be interviewed by authorities
  • If items were already seized, file paperwork to revoke any permissions given
  • File a notice of representation to keep authorities from future questioning
  • Discuss your personal story and your account of the incident
  • Conduct his own investigation if resources permit, including recreating events, doing site visits and interviewing witnesses

This process will continue until the formal investigation reaches a decision on the case.

Skillfully Navigating A Potentially Extended Process

Crimes involving sexual assault or rape can involve a wide array of serious offenses, including date or acquaintance rape, sex with a minor, battery and more. When forensic evidence is involved, whether it is DNA, evidence on a phone or computer or more, the investigation could stretch on for months.

Mr. Stackhouse will aggressively represent you throughout the duration of your case. Whether your case concludes with a dismissal following the investigation or moves forward to a court-martial, he will advise at all stages of disciplinary actions. He will work to protect your rights, your military career and more.

Discuss Your Case With A Lawyer

Don't wait until an investigation begins. Contact Phillip Stackhouse, Attorney, to learn how he can proactively assist with your case. Schedule a no-cost, initial case evaluation by contacting his San Diego office. Call 760-456-5386 or contact him online.