Experienced Defense For Assault And Rape Allegations

When rumors of sexual assault or rape lead to a formal investigation, your future prospects can seem dismal. Even unfounded allegations can quickly turn opinions against you. You can feel overwhelmed and frightened.

Attorney Phillip Stackhouse provides experienced representation those facing sexual assault, rape or battery allegations. With nearly four decades of experience as a Marine JAG officer, a military defense lawyer and a civilian defense lawyer representing individuals across California and worldwide, he can help you deal with these potentially devastating charges.

Don't Talk Or Make A Statement Without Us

The Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) requires service members to be immediately notified of an investigation. You may be asked to make a statement. Don't! Speak with our attorney before you make any statements. You could inadvertently say something that damages your credibility or compromises your defense.

We Can Help Protect Your Rights To A Fair Investigation

When faced with such inflammatory allegations, it is critical to contact a lawyer as soon as possible. We 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 our 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.

Experienced Guidance During This Difficult Process

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

Our attorney will aggressively represent you for the duration of your case. Whether your case concludes with a dismissal following the investigation or moves forward to a courts-martial, we provide knowledgeable legal counsel for all stages of the disciplinary process. We will work to protect your rights, your military career and your future.

Free Initial Consultation

Contact us today. Allegations of a rape or sexual assault can destroy your career. We represent clients throughout California. To schedule a free initial consultation with our lawyer, call our San Diego office, at 760-456-5386 or use our online contact form.