Best Military Sexual Assault Defense

Patrick Korody handled his first Article 120 UCMJ case in 2006.  For the last 10 years, he has been on the front-lines of the military’s war on sexual assault.  And, he has seen its casualties – countless good Sailors, Soldiers, Marines, Airman, and Coastguardsmen who have had their lives ruined based on nothing more than […]

UCMJ Article 32 Preliminary Hearing Defense

In 2014, a substantial change in the UCMJ took place.  The mandatory proceeding under UCMJ Article 32 prior to referral of charges for trial by General Court-Martial transitioned from an “investigation” to a “preliminary hearing.”  The primary motive for the change was the extensive cross-examination of complaining witnesses in military sexual assault cases.  Under the […]

Security Clearance Lawyer – Guideline F: Failure To File Taxes

What is Guideline F? Guideline F is from the National Security Adjudicative Guidelines (Security Executive Agent Directive 4 of 8 June 2017). Guideline F concerns are “Financial Considerations.” More Info The Failure to file State and Federal Taxes. The failure to file taxes or to files those taxes on-time raises the Guideline F concern because […]

Florida Security Clearance Lawyer

Korody Law has handled dozens of security clearances from San Diego, California to Washington, DC to Key West, Florida to Pensacola, Florida.  We pride ourselves on being Florida’s top security clearance law firm.  We are a local Florida law firm.  Mr. Korody started his law practice in Jacksonville, Florida after leaving active duty in the […]

Clinical Adverse Actions for Military Healthcare Providers

Korody Law has handled countless clinical adverse actions for members of the Army, Navy, and Air Force medical corps and contractors and civil service healthcare providers at military treatment facilities.  Our goal is to protect the provider’s privileges, reputation, and license. As of October 1, 2019, all clinical adverse actions – from suspension through reporting […]

Compelling Cell Phone Passwords So the Police Can Get into the Phone

In State, Federal, and Military Courts, almost every case now involves a smart phone: phone logs, text messages, photos, contacts, email…. you name it, and the police want access to the treasure-trove of information on the phone.  There are so many legal issues when it comes to searches of smart phones – vague and overbroad […]

Summary Courts-Martial

A summary court-martial, especially after January 1, 2019, isn’t really a court-martial at all.  Effective January 1, 2019, as part of the Military Justice Act of 2016, a summary court-martial finding of guilty can never be a criminal conviction.  Prior to this amendment to the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ), states, who are the […]

Another Issue at the Navy Drug Screening Laboratory

When I first started practicing military law, the Navy had 4 Navy Drug Screening Laboratories (NDSL). NDSL Jacksonville – still open, though it has had issues in the past, it was generally thought to be the most well-run laboratory. NDSL Great Lakes – still open, has had at least 2 documented false positive reports and […]

NCIS Investigation Survival Guide

Subject of a Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) Investigation? Follow this guide if you are under investigation by NCIS! How do I know if I am under investigation by NCIS? NCIS likes to keep the fact that they are investigating you quiet for as long as possible!  There is no notification that is required to […]

Court-Martial Defense – The investment in a court-martial defense team

I rarely bad mouth active duty JAGs who serve as assigned military defense counsel.  One reason is that I was one of them.  I supervised them.  I trained them.  Every day there are court-martial being defended where I had some type of impact on either the judge, prosecutor, or defense counsel.  In my reserve capacity […]