The government charged a Fort Hood soldier with two specifications of rape, eight specifications of wrongful use of marijuana and cocaine, and four specifications of being absent without leave from his unit. The soldier decided to retain my services after his Article 32 resulted in a recommendation that all charges go forward to a General Court-Martial.
Once retained, I began to aggressively investigate the case. Due to my pretrial investigation, I was able to undercut the stories of the two alleged rape victims. After the alleged victims' stories were discredited, I successfully advanced several pretrial motions for my client. These motions made the government's job of prosecuting the case a lot more difficult.
As a result of my efforts, the government decided to approve a chapter separation for the soldier. The court-martial charges were dismissed. The client, who spent almost six months in pretrial confinement (over four months before I became involved in the case), was released from pretrial confinement. On that day, he called me from his home to tell me that he was with his wife and kids.
The Law Office of David E. Coombs was established to provide exceptional legal counsel, service, and representation to soldiers. The firm specializes in representing members of the United States Army facing criminal and adverse administrative actions. Mr. Coombs is very serious about his work, and is committed to going above and beyond to help his client-soldiers fight their case. Whether you are facing a simple administrative action or a serious general court-martial, Mr. Coombs has the experience, knowledge, and insight to build a strong, effective, and compelling defense case on your behalf.
Lieutenant Colonel David Coombs (photo taken while on active duty in Iraq). Click on photo to be taken to be redirected to the homepage. ****************************** This website and our literature and photos are for reference only. They do not imply any endorsement by the U.S. Army or any other government agency.
Search This Blog
PFC Manning Article 32 Hearing. Sketch by Mr. Bill Hennessy.
LTC David Coombs, to the right of SGT Akbar, listens to the testimony of COL Ben Hodges.