The Coast Guard’s “stain on the military justice system”

In the midst of the military’s war on sexual assault, military commanders succumbed to political pressures on a daily basis, often sending good servicemembers to court-martial for sexual assault based on bare accusations.  As one of the Navy’s Special Victims Prosecutors, I often fought a war behind closed doors with staff judge advocates and commanders, […]

BAH fraud theories impacted by the same-sex marriage case!

The SMARTEST thing anyone suspect in a criminal investigation can do is keep his or her mouth shut.  Don’t say anything.  Don’t try to explain how it’s just a big misunderstanding.  And most importantly, don’t ever, ever admit to anything that constitutes an admission or a crime. Some smart JAG with the Army’s appellate defense […]


In NAVADMIN 304/17, the Navy cancelled the provisions of the Military Personnel Manual (MILPERSMAN) that permit the service to separate enlisted members for two or more Physical Fitness Assessment (PFA) failures.  The message also cancelled certain pending separations for PFA failure and permitted certain Sailors pending separation for PFA failure to opt to remain the […]

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 […]