Case Results

Military Lawyer Case Results: Below is a sample of results the team at Ganz and Bridges Law Office, LLLC has obtained in Hawaii and world-wide.

Officer Retained at Separation Board.  Mr. Bridges dominated the Government military attorneys at this Board of Inquiry (BOI), resulting in a finding of no misconduct and retention of our client in the Army.  This case, alleging years of physical and sexual abuse of our client’s wife, began as a court-martial.  After Mr. Bridges successfully forced the Commanding General to dismiss the charges, the General refused to give up and sent the charges to a BOI.  Even with the less stringent burden of proof at a BOI, Mr. Bridges obliterated the credibility of the complaining witness and quickly convinced the senior officer BOI members to find no misconduct and retain our client.  Camp Humphreys, Korea.  July 2024.      

All Charges Dismissed. During the middle of trial, the defense team filed a motion to dismiss all charges based on events that occurred before and after the trial began. The Judge granted the motion and dismissed all charges against our NCO client who had been facing lengthy confinement and a dishonorable discharge. Wheeler Army Airfield, Hi. June 2024.

No Misconduct Found in Sex Harassment Investigation.  After receiving a written response from Mr. Bridges, a command investigation found our officer client did not commit sexual harassment of a co-worker and no adverse action was taken. Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, HI.  April 2024.

Full Acquittal. After a contentious fully-contested member trial, our NCO client who was facing sexual assault and aggravated assault charges, with mandatory DD and 45 years confinement, was found Not Guilty of EVERYTHING. Wheeler Army Airfield, Hi. April 2024.

Court-Martial Results in Favorable Findings and Sentence.  In a fully-contested jury trial, our officer client was facing 14 charges, allegations from 6 different victims, and a possible sentence of dismissal and confinement for 155 years.  Charges included serious allegations of sexual assault, child sexual abuse, domestic violence, and assault.  Following a week-long trial, our client was found guilty of only one offense (an assault) and sentenced to a reprimand and confinement for less than one month (no dismissal).  After several years under the microscope, our client will now be able to retire with his freedom and the well-earned benefits of his military career.  Wheeler Army Airfield, HI. March 2024.

All Charges Dismissed. After Ms. Ganz presented her client’s innocent ingestion defense during pretrial litigation, the convening authority withdrew and dismissed her client’s General Court Martial for a violation of Article 112a, UCMJ. Wheeler Army Airfield, HI. January 2024

All Sexual Assault Charges Dismissed. The convening authority agreed to dismiss all charges, which carried sex offender registration, from a Navy court-martial after Ms. Ganz aggressively represented her client through pretrial plea negotiations by pointing out deficiencies in the Government’s case as well as submitting written pleadings to the convening authority. JBPHH, HI. October 2023.

Officer GOMOR Destroyed.  When a retiring senior officer received a GOMOR, resulting from a command investigation, his retirement grade was in jeopardy. Fortunately, Mr. Bridges’ masterful knowledge of Army regulations allowed him to correctly argue that the command no longer had authority to issue and file the GOMOR in our client’s official file.  As a result, the General Officer who issued the GOMOR agreed to destroy the reprimand.  Keeping the GOMOR out of our client’s official file allowed him to maintain his retired grade and all of the benefits and retired pay that comes with it. Fort Shafter, HI. October 2023.

Court-Martial Charges Dismissed.  Our officer client faced numerous General Court-Martial charges of physical and sexual assault against his wife over several years of the marriage. Like many CID investigations into sexual assault and domestic violence, this investigation suffered from a lack of scrutiny of the alleged victim’s accusations. Once Mr. Bridges was on the case, he began to challenge the evidence supporting the charges and put a full-court press on the “credibility” of the accuser.  Unlike the “kid gloves” which CID and command lawyers used while interacting with the alleged victim, Mr. Bridges made it clear that she would be subjected to a devastating cross-examination related to her claims.  As a result, the alleged victim, knowing her lies would be exposed in court, stopped cooperating with the prosecutors.  With no alleged victim to testify, the Commanding General dismissed the charges.  Victory without ever going to trial.  South Korea. October 2023.

Court-Martial Charges Dismissed.  Mr. Bridges and Ms. Ganz achieved another victory for a client without ever having to go to trial.  Charges in this Air Force General Court-Martial were dismissed by the General, shortly after arraignment, when the alleged victim backed out of the case.  The result is a testament to what can be achieved when experienced criminal defense attorneys begin to challenge spurious allegations of sexual assault.  Unlike prosecutors and investigators, who usually take an alleged victim’s allegations at face value, Ganz and Bridges aggressively challenge the accusations and evidence as soon as we are on the case.  Many times, as in this case, the alleged victim finally learns that someone will fight against the charges.  Our officer client will be able to continue his successful military career, free from this false allegation.  JBPHH, HI. September 2023  

Soldier Retained. Ms. Ganz secured retention in service for her NCO client who was court-martialed for getting entrapped in a sting case and was facing over ten years confinement. Wheeler Army Airfield, HI. August 2023.

Local Filing for Officer GOMOR.  Mr. Bridges convinced the Commanding General not to file a Reprimand for inappropriate social media postings and conduct unbecoming an officer in our officer client’s official military file.  In addition to demonstrating that several of the investigation findings were not supported by the evidence, Mr. Bridges was able to emphasize our client’s excellent reputation in the military community.  The result included not only a local filing of the GOMOR, but also a decision by the command not to initiate separation proceedings and allow our client to continue his military career.  July 2023

GOMOR Local Filing: An Army SSG receives a locally filed GOMOR in a difficult case after Ms. Ganz fights an intense (mostly) paper battle on his behalf to secure her client’s career and future in the Armed Forces. Schofield Barracks, HI. June 2023.

Two Positive Urinalysis Tests Result in Honorable Discharge at a Separation Board:  Despite two positive urinalysis test results for use of THC, Mr. Bridges convinced the separation board members that an “Honorable” discharge was appropriate for a junior enlisted sailor. (Client had previously submitted a conditional waiver for General discharge, but it was denied).  As a result, our client remains eligible for all VA benefits, including much-needed disability pay for her medical conditions.  Pearl Harbor, HI. June 2023

Adverse Investigation Results Successfully Rebutted:  Like so many command investigations, the adverse findings of unapproved leave and violations of outside employment rules against our senior officer client were supported by incomplete information.  Mr. Bridges was able to gather additional facts and highlight the circumstances that showed the command and our client’s supervisors were mostly to blame for our client’s misunderstanding of these issues. Our client received only a letter of concern, which is not a part of his official military record and will allow him to continue serving without damage to his career.  Tripler Army Medical Center, HI. May 2023   

Sexual Assault Court-Martial Dismissed: This case began with what seemed like an impossible situation: six alleged victims all claimed that the MSG Army client sexually assaulted them (Article 120, UCMJ) over a time span of years. Mere days before trial and after multiple rounds of contentious motion filings, intense litigation (from both Ms. Ganz and her TDS co-counsel, CPT Stephen Millwood), discovery practice that unearthed exculpatory material, and some impressive victories along the way the Convening Authority dismissed all charges and specifications and withdrew the case completely from the General Court-Martial. The ultimate win that many said was impossible. Wheeler Army Airfield, HI. April 2023.

Findings of Sexual Harassment Disapproved:  In an appeal of sexual harassment findings from an AR 15-6 investigation, Mr. Bridges was able to convince the Commanding General to disapprove all findings.  An investigation had found that our Army NCO client sexually harassed three female Soldiers in his unit.  Mr. Bridges highlighted the very weak evidence supporting the allegations and the investigating officer’s misunderstanding of sexual harassment law.  March 2023.  

GOMOR Withdrawn and Destroyed:  A GOMOR for sexual harassment, initially given to our Army NCO client, was withdrawn and destroyed by the Commanding General as a result of the response filed by Mr. Bridges.  Mr. Bridges successfully pointed out the lack of evidence supporting the allegations and the due process violations committed during the processing of our client’s case.  Forth Shafter, HI. March 2023.

All Charges Withdrawn and Dismissed: After discovery and litigation, Ms. Ganz convinced the Government to withdraw and dismiss from her Marine client’s court-martial all Article 112a, UCMJ, charges WITH prejudice. MCBH, Hawaii, March 2023.

Adverse Investigation Findings Disapproved:  Despite multiple accusations against our senior officer client related to her command, an AR 15-6 investigation resulted in only one adverse finding.  Even that finding was later disapproved when Mr. Bridges filed a response that proved our client had done nothing wrong.  March 2023.

Full Acquittal: Ms. Ganz’s Staff Sergeant Army client with over 17 years of service was court-martialed for sexual harassment and maltreatment of two junior Soldiers was found not guilty of all misconduct, saving his career and retirement. Wheeler Army Airfield, February 2023.

Article 15 Set Aside: By highlighting evidence that showed credibility issues with the alleged victim of sexual harassment, a lack of evidence to support the charge, and substantial errors denying our office client due process of law, Mr. Bridges convinced the Commanding General to wholly set aside the Article 15 findings and punishment. Schofield Barracks, HI. February 2023.

CID Investigation Results in No Charges: After a CID investigation “titled” our senior military client for the offense of indecent recording (Article 120c, UCMJ), Mr. Bridges provided additional evidence to the command along with an in-depth legal memo highlighting the weakness of the case and successfully convinced the Commanding General and Brigade Commander to take no action. The investigation flag was lifted, and our client will be allowed to retire with full benefits. Schofield Barracks, HI. February 2023.

Sexual Harassment Appeal Successful:  After a command investigation found that an Army Lieutenant sexually harassed a subordinate, Mr. Bridges gathered additional evidence and highlighted the flaws in the investigation in an appeal submitted to the Commanding General. The Commanding General granted the appeal and “unsubstantiated” all findings of sexual harassment, saving this young officer’s career. Schofield Barracks, HI. January 2023.  

GOMOR Local Filing: Mr. Bridges successfully obtained a local filing of a GOMOR given to an Army Company Commander for sexual harassment of two female Soldiers in his command. Fort Hood, TX. December, 2022.

Honorable Discharge: After Ms. Ganz helped Service Member compile a convincing conditional waiver packet, service member receives desired outcome – Honorable discharge, despite multiple instances of THC use. He has gone on to use his GI Bill and received a 100% VA disability rating. Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. December, 2022.

GOMOR Local Filing: Based upon the accusations of most of the Soldiers in his work section, an Army Captain received a GOMOR for counterproductive leadership and creating a hostile work environment. Mr. Bridges was able to provide a broader perspective of the officer’s career and successfully refute the allegation that he was an uncaring and ineffective leader. Fort Hood, Texas, Army Base. November 2022.

Retained: At an Other Than Honorable Administrative Separation Board for THC-8 or Delta-8 use, Mr. Bridges’ strategy, preparation, experience, and military knowledge prevailed over the Government’s case. Our PFC Army client was retained with a specific finding of misconduct unsubstantiated! Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. November 2022.

All Charges Withdrawn and Dismissed: After Mr. Bridges and Ms. Ganz’s eye-opening motions practice and defense investigation revealed major weaknesses in the Government’s case, the Convening Authority withdrew and dismissed the Article 120, UCMJ Sexual Assault General Court-Martial and our Cpl client was allowed to leave the Marine Corps as he had desired with his hard earned benefits intact. Marine Corps Base, Hawaii. October 2022.

Debarment Rescinded: Following the issuance of a Navy debarment letter that prohibited entry to all military installations in Hawaii, Mr. Bridges successfully petitioned the US Army Garrison Commander to allow our client access to Army installations in Hawaii to continue his employment as a military contract IT specialist. September 2022.

All Charges Withdrawn and Dismissed: After an aggressive bout of motions and litigation on the part of Ms. Ganz and her TDS co-counsel CPT Millwood, mere days before a contested Article 120a, UCMJ, General Court Martial and the Convening Authority withdrew the case from court-martial entirely and dismissed ALL charges against an Army E-8. Wheeler Army Air Field, Hawaii. September 2022.

Honorable Discharge: Probationary Army Officer facing mandatory elimination processing received an Honorable discharge at his request based on the strong case put together by Ms. Ganz and the rest of the team. This was despite chain of command recommendations for a negative characterization of service. Schofield Barracks, Army Base, Hawaii. August 2022.

OTH Discharge Upgraded to Honorable: Ms. Ganz successfully petitioned the Army Review Boards Agency to upgrade our Veteran client’s Other Than Honorable (OTH) Discharge to an Honorable. Arlington, Virginia. August 2022.

GOMOR Local Filing: An Army Officer’s career remained intact with a local GOMOR filing decision after a vicious attack from an ex-spouse was thwarted in the GOMOR rebuttal put together by Ms. Ganz and her team. Schofield Barracks, Army Base, Hawaii. August 2022.

Officer Retained: Ms. Ganz and Mr. Mark Bridges obtained retention for an Army Officer nearing retirement at an OTH Board of Inquiry ensuring his future service and retirement benefits remained intact. Fort Shafter, Army Base, Hawaii. July 2022. 

All Charges Dismissed: Article 112a, UCMJ charges against a LCpl were dismissed after Ms. Ganz demanded a urine sample retest and questioned the validity of the laboratory documents involving Delta 8 THC. The sample came back negative for THC and the Article 112a, UCMJ charges were withdrawn. MCBH,  Hawaii. May 2022.

Charges not Preferred: Charges were not preferred against an Army Specialist who was facing a sexual assault allegation after Ms. Ganz and her team provided exculpatory evidence to CID during the military investigation phase as well as a written argument outlining why the elements of the alleged crime could not be proved beyond a reasonable doubt. Schofield Barracks, Army Base, Hawaii. April 2022.

Security Clearance Favorably Adjudicated: A PO2’s security clearance was adjudicated favorably due to the investigation and advocacy of the team at Law Office of Natanyah Ganz. Joint Base Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. April 2022.

Full Acquittal: Ms. Ganz achieved a full acquittal at a contested enlisted member panel Court-Martial for her Navy Petty Officer client facing allegations of online enticement of a child during a sting operation by the FBI. Joint Base Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. January 2022.

GOMOR Local Filing: GOMOR for an Army Officer with over thirty-eight years in service is locally filed based on the rebuttal packet that successfully contested the underlying allegation. Camp Smith, Joint Base, Hawaii. January 2022. 

Release from Pretrial Confinement: Ms. Ganz secured her client’s release from pretrial confinement at the Naval Brig by convincing the 7-day reviewing officer that it was not foreseeable that her client would commit serious misconduct and that the command had not considered lesser forms of restraint. Naval Brig Pearl Harbor, Ford Island, Hawaii. November 2021. 

GOMOR Withdrawn and Destroyed: After Ms. Ganz presented an extensive rebuttal packet explaining the Respondent’s side of the story,  the CG directed an Army Officer’s GOMOR based on an OVUII arrest and AR 190-5 be withdrawn and destroyed. Fort Shafter, Army Base, Hawaii. November 2021.

No Probable Cause: After a lengthy criminal investigation in which Ms. Ganz’s client’s exculpatory evidence was examined by CID, the investigation into an Article 120 offense allegedly committed by an Army NCO was unfounded. Schofield Barracks, Army Base, Hawaii. November 2021.  

Army Records Corrected: Ms. Ganz successfully appealed a former active duty Army Sergeant’s discharge records, which erroneously listed him as having a Dishonorable Discharge and a felony conviction. Schofield Barracks, Army Base, Hawaii. October 2021. 

Honorable Discharge: After submission of multiple legal memoranda and documents, Ms. Ganz secured the desired outcome of an Honorable Discharge for an Army Officer facing an OTH for drug use, security violations, and General Order violations. Fort Shafter Army Base, Hawaii. September 2021.

Investigation Unfounded: Ms. Ganz’s advocacy, strategy, submissions, and negotiations resulted in multiple criminal investigations into a Petty Officer Second Class being closed for lack of probable cause. Joint Base Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. August 2021.

Security Clearance Reinstated: Ms. Ganz successfully represented a senior Navy civilian employee at his Defense Office of Hearing and Appeals (DOAH) board to appeal his national security clearance suspension, which resulted in his security clearance being reinstated. Joint Base Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. August 2021.

Honorable Discharge: Ms. Ganz’s fierce advocacy ensured that a Staff Sergeant facing an OTH administrative separation board for illegal drug use was able to ETS with an Honorable Discharge and all his benefits rather than being involuntarily separated. Schofield Barracks Army Base, Hawaii. August 2021.

GOMOR Local Filing: Ms. Ganz prepared and submitted an in-depth reprimand rebuttal packet contesting the veracity of a Staff Sergeant’s DUI, which resulted in his General Officer Memorandum of Reprimand (GOMOR) being locally filed. Schofield Barracks Army Base, Hawaii. July 2021.

Investigation Unfounded:  Ms. Ganz’s advice, strategy, legal submissions, and negotiations resulted in all allegations of wrongdoing against an Army Sergeant being unfounded. Schofield Barracks Army Base, Hawaii. July 2021.

GOMOR Local Filing: Ms. Ganz prepared and submitted a General Officer Memorandum of Reprimand (GOMOR) rebuttal packet, which included an attorney statement exposing the procedural and substantive flaws in the military investigation. This resulted in her Army Officer client’s GOMOR being locally filed. Fort Shafter Army Base, Hawaii. June 2021.

Investigation Unfounded: Allegations of extramarital misconduct were unfounded after implementation of Ms. Ganz’s successful strategy and negotiations. Schofield Barracks Army Base, Hawaii. June 2021.

Officer Retained: Ms. Ganz secured retention for an Army Officer at a Board of Inquiry (BOI) for UCMJ related criminal misconduct where he was facing an Other Than Honorable (OTH) discharge. Schofield Barracks Army Base, Hawaii. March 2021. 

All Charges Dismissed: The Government dismissed all Court-Martial charges against a Marine, after the filings and litigation by Ms. Ganz. Kaneohe Bay Marine Corps Base, Hawaii. March 2021.

All Charges Withdrawn and Dismissed: After Ms. Ganz filed multiple case dispositive pre-trial motions, on the eve of a contested panel court martial, the Government withdrew and dismissed all charges against an Army Staff Sergeant. Wheeler Army Airfield, Hawaii, October 2020.

Retained: Ms. Ganz secured retention in service for an Army Warrant Officer at a contested sexual assault, Article 120 UCMJ, Court-Martial. Wheeler Army Airfield, August 2020.

All Charges Dismissed: The State dismissed all firearms charges in Hawaii state district court after Ms. Ganz filed meritorious motions to suppress evidence due to Miranda and Posse Comitatus violations. Honolulu District Court. 

Full Acquittal: Ms. Ganz secured a full acquittal in a contested panel trial of a Specialist who had provided a detailed confession to investigators and as a result was charged with multiple specifications of sexual assault, Article 120 UCMJ.  Ms. Ganz convinced the panel that the allegations were fabricated and that the Specialist’s confession was false in part because CID interrogators had provided him with the incorrect definition of sexual assault. Wheeler Army Air Field, Hawaii.

Release from Pretrial Confinement: Ms. Ganz secured her client’s release from pretrial confinement at the Naval Brig by convincing the 7-day reviewing officer that it was not foreseeable that her client who was charged with aggravated assault would commit serious misconduct. Naval Brig Pearl Harbor, Ford Island, Hawaii. 

Full Acquittal: Ms. Ganz secured a full acquittal in a contested bench trial of a Master Sergeant charged with multiple specifications of sexual assault.  Ms. Ganz successfully convinced the judge that her client reasonably believed that the complaining witness was not too intoxicated to consent to sexual intercourse. Wheeler Army Air Field, Hawaii.

Full Acquittal: Ms. Ganz secured a full acquittal in a contested panel trial of a Staff Sergeant charged with sexual assault. Ms. Ganz convinced the panel that the sexual intercourse was consensual and the complaining witness made the false allegation out of regret. Wheeler Army Air Field, Hawaii.

All Charges Dismissed: After Ms. Ganz filed and argued a case dispositive motion to suppress her Army client’s incriminating statements based on the failure of a Government agent to provide Miranda and Article 31, UCMJ warnings, the Government was forced to dismiss all BAH fraud court-martial charges and the Specialist medically retired . Wheeler Army Air Field, Hawaii.

GOMOR Withdrawn: After Ms. Ganz submitted successful rebuttal matters demonstrating the complaining witness lacked credibility, the command withdrew and destroyed an Army Officer’s General Officer Memorandum of Reprimand (GOMOR). Schofield Barracks Army Base, Hawaii.

Retention: Ms. Ganz convinced an administrative separation board that a Sergeant First Class who was charged with assaulting two commissioned officers, was provoked and acted in self-defense. The administrative separation board found that the allegations were unfounded and voted to retain the Soldier. He then medically retired with full benefits. Schofield Barracks Army Base, Hawaii.

All Charges Dismissed: After Ms. Ganz successfully filed and argued multiple pre-trial motions and uncovered exculpatory evidence, which CID overlooked, the Government dismissed all court-martial charges against an Army Staff Sergeant. She subsequently medically retired. Wheeler Army Airfield, Hawaii.

Retention: After Ms. Ganz submitted documentation supporting her client’s medical issues, an Army Captain was allowed to medically retire with full benefits after facing involuntary Officer Elimination Proceedings. Fort Shafter Army Base, Hawaii. 

GOMOR Local Filing: An Army Officer’s General Officer Memorandum of Reprimand (GOMOR) was filed locally after Ms. Ganz submitted in-depth rebuttal matters. Fort Jackson Army Base, South Carolina.

All Charges Dismissed: A CID investigation of an Army Staff Sergeant for sexual assault and rape of his wife was unfounded after Ms. Ganz represented him during the investigation phase and provided evidence to investigators that the complaining witness had a motive to lie and fabricated the allegations. Schofield Barracks Army Base, Hawaii.

Not Guilty of all Sexual Assault Charges: Ms. Ganz secured a not guilty verdict on all sexual assault charges for a Specialist by highlighting inconsistent statements the alleged victim made to investigators and compelling her to admit on the stand that she had lied. Wheeler Army Air Field, Hawaii.

All Charges Carrying Sex Offender Registration Dismissed: Government dismissed all sexual assault charges after Ms. Ganz successfully negotiated a plea deal and immunity in exchange for her Army client’s testimony. Wheeler Army Air Field, Hawaii.

No Confinement: A Specialist facing life without parole for the rape of his step-daughter, found not guilty of rape and sentenced to No Confinement at a contested jury trial in which Ms. Ganz convinced the jury that the step-child’s allegations were motivated by the mother’s hatred for her ex-husband. Wheeler Army Airfield, Hawaii.

Retention: Ms. Ganz secured medical retirement for an Army Sergeant after a contested jury trial and administrative separation board for multiple criminal charges, including conspiracy. Wheeler Army Airfield and Fort Shafter Army Base, Hawaii.

Not Guilty at NJP: A service member was found not guilty after Ms. Ganz appeared on behalf of her Army client and made successful arguments at the NJP hearing including that the alleged misconduct was accidental. Schofield Barracks Army Base, Hawaii.

Full Reversal without the Possibility of Retrial: The Army Court of Criminal Appeals fully reversed without the possibility of a rehearing a Private’s sexual assault conviction. This result was made possible by how well Ms. Ganz preserved the record during the contested panel trial. Fort Belvoir Army Base, Virginia.

Full Acquittal:  Mr. Kuhfahl secured a full acquittal in a contested panel trial of a Major who was accused of sodomy and indecent assault by his 17 year old step-daughter.  Prior to trial, Mr. Kuhfahl was able to secure a recantation from one of the complaining witnesses which ultimately sank the government’s case.

Full Acquittal:  Mr. Kuhfahl secured a full acquittal in a contested panel trial of a Sergeant who was accused of committing indecent acts against his 14 year old step daughter.  During cross examination of the complainant, Mr. Kuhfahl secured admissions from the witness of previous false allegations as well as a motive to fabricate the allegation in order to be allowed to live with her biological father.

Full Acquittal:  Mr. Kuhfahl secured a full acquittal in a contested judge alone case for a Sergeant who tested positive for use of THC.  Notwithstanding a positive urinalysis test, Mr. Kuhfahl successfully argued a Motion for a finding of Not Guilty under RCM 917 which was granted by the court.

Conviction Overturned:  Mr. Kuhfahl successfully argued at the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces that the Military Judge at trial had misapplied MRE 405 and that, because of the Military Judge’s error, Mr. Kuhfahl’s Sergeant client’s convictions for forcible sodomy and indecent acts with a minor must be set aside by the appellate court.

Conviction Overturned:  Mr. Kuhfahl successfully argued at the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces to have his client’s convictions for receipt, possession, reproduction and distribution of child pornography set aside by the appellate court because the government had used the wrong law to prosecute his client.

All Charges Dismissed:  Mr. Kuhfahl successfully convinced the government to dismiss all charges, including kidnapping, sodomy and indecent acts, against his Specialist client after a pre-trial hearing in which Mr. Kuhfahl exposed several inconsistencies in the complaining witness’s statements.  Based on this, Mr. Kuhfahl was able to demonstrate a motive to fabricate on the part of the alleged victim and secure a dismissal for his client.

All Charges Dismissed:  Mr. Kuhfahl successfully convinced the government to dismiss all charges, including rape, indecent assault and adultery, against his Specialist client after a pre-trial hearing in which Mr. Kuhfahl was able to provide testimony from the husband of the alleged victim calling his wife’s credibility into question, thereby demonstrating the acts in question were in fact consensual.

All Charges Dismissed:  Mr. Kuhfahl successfully convinced the government to dismiss all charges against his Specialist client, including allegations of forcible sodomy with his 9 year old step-son, after a pre-trial hearing in which Mr. Kuhfahl demonstrated that the soldier’s estranged wife had orchestrated the allegations to support her divorce proceedings.

All Charges Dismissed:  Mr. Kuhfahl successfully convinced the government to dismiss all charges against his Sergeant client, to include indecent acts and forcible sodomy with a child, after securing an admission from the child prior to trial that he had fabricated the allegation at the behest of his biological father who had recently been released from prison.

No Confinement:  Mr. Kuhfahl secured a sentence of No Confinement from a panel after his Sergeant First Class client pleaded guilty to stealing $19,000 as part of a TDY conspiracy ring with 11 other Army recruiters.  His client never assisted the prosecution or testified against any other soldier and was still the only member of the conspiracy not to be sentence to confinement.

No Confinement:  Mr. Kuhfahl secured a sentence of No Confinement and No Discharge from a panel after his Colonel client pleaded guilty to 15 separate specifications.  Facing a maximum sentence of over 42 years of confinement and a dismissal, Mr. Kuhfahl convinced the panel to sentence his client to just a fine and a reprimand.

Sentence Set Aside:  Mr. Kuhfahl successfully convinced the Army Court of Criminal Appeals to set aside his Specialist client’s sentence of 15 years confinement and a Dishonorable Discharge due to the ineffective assistance of counsel that his client received at trial from another attorney.

* Note that military lawyer case results are different in every case and the Rules of Professional Responsibility do not allow us to guarantee a specific outcome in any particular case.

Appellate Cases

Ms. Ganz’s recent military appellate cases include: 

United States v. Burris, 78 M.J. 56 (C.A.A.F. 2017)*

United States v. Gleason, 78 M.J. 473 (C.A.A.F. 2018)*

United States v. Harris, 78 M.J. 136 (C.A.A.F. 2018)*

United States v. Criswell, 78 M.J. 434 (C.A.A.F. 2019)*

United States v. Connor, ARMY 20180240, 2019 WL 3776042 (Army Ct. Crim. App. 2019)

United States v. Reyes, 78 M.J. 831 (Army Ct. Crim. App. 2019)

United States v. Baker, ARMY 20170438, 2019 WL 1581525 (Army Ct. Crim. App. 2019)

United States v. Cornelison, 78 M.J. 739 (Army Ct. Crim. App. 2019)

United States v. Porter, ARMY 20160253, 2019 WL 451223 (Army Ct. Crim. App. 2019)

United States v. Burris, ARMY  20150047, 2018 WL 7286000 (Army Ct. Crim. App. 2018)

United States v. Avila, ARMY  20160200, 2018 WL 5619955 (Army Ct. Crim. App. 2018)

United States v. Smith, ARMY  20160200, 2018 WL 5619955 (Army Ct. Crim. App. 2018)

United States v. Gaither, ARMY  20160287, 2018 WL 4191318 (Army Ct. Crim. App. 2018)

United States v. Griego, ARMY  20160487, 2018 WL 3156078 (Army Ct. Crim. App. 2018)

United States v. Lopez, ARMY  201409737, 2018 WL 3993412 (Army Ct. Crim. App. 2018)

United States v. Henning, ARMY 20160572, 2018 WL 2064693 (Army Ct. Crim. App. 2018)

United States v. Perrigin, ARMY 20160183, 2018 WL 1989625 (Army Ct. Crim. App. 2018)

United States v. Moran, ARMY 0150799, 2018 WL 1100094 (Army Ct. Crim. App. 2018)

United States v. Harris, ARMY 20131045, 2018 WL 1015841 (Army Ct. Crim. App. 2018)

United States v. Contreras-Ramos, 77 M.J. 592 (Army Ct. Crim. App. 2018)

* The star next to a case name indicates cases in which the audio of Ms. Ganz’s oral argument is available online.

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