Charges DISMISSED, NO Federal Conviction, NO Discharge.
February 23, 2015, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. U.S. v. E-5. Government accuses NCO of illegally possessing and using non-prescribed medication following a company-wide urinalysis. NCO is adamant that medication was innocently ingested at a wedding. She retains Mr. Gapasin to represent her upon receipt of Article 15, Non-Judicial Punishment paperwork. Upon the advice of Mr. Gapasin, client turns down NJP and opts for court-martial. The Government refuses to go to trial and instead issues client a General Officer Memorandum of Reprimand. Mr. Gapasin responds by serving the command with a rebuttal to the reprimand. Chain of command decides to file reprimand in her “local” file, thereby not affecting client's career and allowing her to be promoted. RESULT: Charges DISMISSED, NO Federal Conviction, NO Discharge.