Navy Board of Inquiry Timeline

The Navy is sending more officers to Boards of Inquiry. The average officer misconduct case takes 12-18 months to get to a Board of Inquiry. Board members are separating more officers. In recent years, there has been an increased number of Boards of Inquiry (BOIs) – also called “Show Cause Proceedings” – convened for Naval […]

Military Urinalysis Retest Following a Positive Urinalysis

Following almost every positive urinalysis, the military member will be asked to provide another sample.   Command often refers to this second sample as a “retest” but it really isn’t – it’s a second urinalysis.   The command timeline for a military urinalysis is as follows: Day 1: urinalysis taken, placed into storage Day 2 – […]

False Allegations in Relationships and Date Rape Cases

As one of Jacksonville’s best sexual battery (rape) criminal defense attorneys, I am often asked. “How do you defend a rape case?”  Back in 2008 when I was in charge of a Navy defense services office, I scoured the internet and read as many articles as I could on how to defend rape cases.  This […]

Sexual Battery Charges in Florida

Sexual Battery, which is more commonly known as rape or sexual assault, is one of the most aggressively prosecuted crimes in Florida and carries some of the most severe and long-lasting penalties of any criminal offense. Korody Law is YOUR BEST Jacksonville criminal defense attorney if you are charged with sexual battery. I generally classify […]

How long will my DUI conviction stay on my record?

In Florida, a DUI conviction will always stay on your criminal record.  A first-time DUI in the State of Florida is a first degree misdemeanor.  Therefore, if you plead guilty, plead no contest, or are convicted after a trial, you will always have the misdemeanor DUI on your record. On the other hand, if you […]

How to Defend Against a Sexual Assault Accusation

Accused of sexual assault in the military? Sexual assault in the military is charged under Article 120 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ).  Article 120 actually has 4 different offenses: Rape, Sexual Assault, Aggravated Sexual Contact, and Abusive Sexual Contact.  Rape and Sexual Assault are penetration offenses while Aggravated Sexual Contact and Abusive […]

Fighting a Domestic Violence Injunction In Florida

Domestic violence is a hot topic in society these days.  It’s right up there with the opioid epidemic, sexual assault on college campuses, and sexual harassment in the workplace.  The publicity of domestic violence has led to additional safeguards for “victims” of domestic violence through legislation.  In Florida, Section 741.30, Florida Statutes, provides the framework […]

The Navy’s Push to Separate More Officers at Boards of Inquiry

Enlisted service members go to administrative separation boards (adsep boards for short).   Officers have “show cause proceedings,” also known as a Board of Inquiry (BOI for short).  There is a stark difference between enlisted and officer boards – a vote for retention, regardless of the misconduct, for an officer is binding on the military.  For […]

Positive Military Drug Test – Getting Your Own Testing Done

Despite all of the reliability issues at military drug labs over the years, the careers of otherwise honorably serving members of the Navy, Marine Corps, Army, Air Force, and Coast Guard are ended every day based on positive urinalysis results.  The characterization of service for most of these involuntary separated “due to drug abuse” members […]

Federal Drug Crime Mandatory Minimum Sentences

When it comes to drug offenses, federal mandatory minimum prison sentences can be hammers.  Many drug distribution offenses under federal law have a 10 year mandatory minimum – even for a single transaction! The most important two factors when it comes to federal sentencing for drug offenses are type and quantity.  Type is important because […]