DISMISSAL Of Serious Assault And Battery Allegations, NO Discharge Allowing Client To Retire After 18 Years.
March 18, 2015, USAG Wiesbaden, Germany. U.S. v. E-7. Sergeant First Class with 18 years in the United States Army is involved in a serious head-on vehicular accident on the German Autobahn and charged with serious offenses, to include drunken driving resulting in injuries to three German nationals, committing an assault with a means likely to inflict death or grievous bodily harm, as well as false official statement and drunk and disorderly conduct. The NCO denied these allegations from the beginning and had asserted that another individual was driving his vehicle. Facing over 15 years of confinement and the loss of his retirement, NCO retains Mr. Gapasin to represent him. Mr. Gapasin immediately obtains the appointment of several experts to the defense team, to include an accident reconstructionist, a biomechanic expert and a forensic DNA and blood splatter expert. Defense contended that the injuries sustained by the client were not consistent with damages to the interior of the client's vehicle. The driver side airbag revealed blood splatter but all hospital records revealed the client sustained no blood loss nor cuts or lacerations. Following a contentious Article 32 hearing and several motions filed by Mr. Gapasin, all serious assault and battery charges as well as both statements for false official statement were dismissed. RESULT: DISMISSAL Of Serious Assault And Battery Allegations, NO Discharge Allowing Client To Retire After 18 Years.