The primary office of Gapasin, Capovilla & Williams, LLP is located in downtown Clarksville, Tennessee.
We are located in Suite 201 in the newly renovated Regions Building on 128 North Second Street. We are located near Fort Campbell and just down the street from the County Courthouse and Jail. If you are stationed at Fort Campbell, or if you have a family member stationed there who is facing an investigation or has been charged under the Uniform Code of Military Justice, come visit with us. We will schedule a time to have a face-to-face consultation to discuss your case and to answer any questions you may have. We consistently represent service members stationed at Fort Campbell and appear for our clients’ Article 32 Preliminary Hearing, Motions Hearing and Trial, or their Separation Board. If you are stationed at Fort Campbell, and if you are under investigation or have been charged under the Uniform Code of Military Justice, CONTACT US TODAY.
Call 1-888-919-UCMJ (8265) or Info@MilitaryLawyer-Defense.com.
Consider some of the cases we have handled out of Fort Campbell:
U.S. v. E-1, Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Private is accused of molesting his 6 year-old stepdaughter after she tells a bizarre story to her mother about her stepfather Private “checking her temperature in her bottom” with his finger. She further alleges that he gave her a “white oval pill,” placed a towel over her head, and put a sleep mask on her face before committing the act. Private is charged with rape of a child under Article 120 and faces maximum punishment of life confinement. Private retains Mr. Williams. Mr. Williams files a motion to exclude certain inflammatory evidence the Government intends to submit at trial which Williams argued was misleading to the jury. The Court grants the majority of Williams’ motion, significantly undermining the Government’s case. At trial, Williams cross-examines the Mother who is impeached with a significant prior inconsistent statement she made concerning her daughter’s behavior the night the incident allegedly occurred. The Government is unable to rehabilitate her credibility. Additionally, Mr. Williams persuades the Court to sustain objections to much of the Government’s evidence leaving them with little more than the original accusation to support their theory of the case. Twenty minutes after the Court closes for deliberations, it reopens and announces the following verdict: RESULT: FULL ACQUITTAL, NOT GUILTY of Rape of a Child. NO Confinement, NO Federal Conviction, NO Sex Offender Registration.
U.S. v. O-2, Fort Campbell, Kentucky. First Lieutenant is accused of forcible rape and several counts of assault and battery by estranged spouse, who is another Lieutenant whom he met in the Basic Officer Leadership Course (BOLC). The Government prefers 13 specifications for rape, sexual assault, assault and battery, conduct unbecoming an officer and a gentlemen, communicating a threat, extortion, and violating a lawful order. The Government also charges the client with the sexual assault of his first ex-wife. The First Lieutenant retains Mr. Gapasin to represent him in this case involving spiteful, bitter domestic issues. At trial, Gapasin reveals a number of alarming facts: how the alleged victim had a male officer stay at her home just days after filing for divorce, how she and the client had an adventurous sex life seeming to show consent or mistake of fact, and most importantly, that she had a motive to fabricate when she reported. This is because she reported two days after receiving notice from her company commander that an investigation against her for adultery was inevitable. Gapasin also called an expert in cell phone forensics to testify that a text message stream that she took screenshots of and provided to law enforcement had been modified. Client adamantly denied sending a text that said, “you can’t rape your wife.” This was a text that was contained within the faked text message stream provided by the accuser. Gapasin’s cross-examination of the alleged victim put the nail in the coffin. Her testimony was evasive and revealed a lack of credibility. The ex-wife declined to participate following the filing of Gapasin’s motions and discovery submissions. RESULT: FULL ACQUITTAL, NOT GUILTY to ALL 13 Specifications. NO Sex Offender Registration. NO Confinement. NO Federal Conviction.
U.S. v. E-6, Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Staff Sergeant is accused of choking and pushing girlfriend down a flight of stairs after leaving a party. The Government alleges that Staff Sergeant also intentionally kicked open a door striking her in the face causing a serious gash on her head. She accuses the Staff Sergeant of striking her in the face with his hand and being drunk and disorderly. Staff Sergeant is charged with aggravated assault, two counts of assault consummated by a battery, and drunk and disorderly conduct. At trial, Mr. Williams aggressively cross-examines the Government witnesses. The witnesses admit that Williams’ client did not appear or act drunk. Additionally, Williams objects to much of the testimony that the Government tries to elicit from a paramedic and successfully prevents the Government from admitting crucial evidence. Mr. Williams also renders the Government’s expert witness useless by demonstrating that the expert is unable to recall important details due to the passage of time. The Government is unable to refresh her recollection. The Defense admits a photograph into evidence that was taken immediately after the alleged incident. The photo reveals that the Girlfriend’s wound was considerably minor, completely contrary to her previous claims. Mr. Williams actually calls the Girlfriend back to the stand during the Defense case-in-chief. She then testifies that the allegations are false and that the injuries she suffered were caused on accident. RESULT: FULL ACQUITTAL, NOT GUILTY to ALL Charges and Specification. No Confinement, No Federal Conviction, No Punishment.
U.S. v. E-4, Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Highly-Decorated Corporal is charged with multiple specifications of maltreatment and assault of one of the Soldiers in his squad. This Soldier accuses him of kicking him during corrective training, communicating a threat and pointing both loaded and unloaded weapons at him at multiple times. Other witnesses testified against the Corporal claiming that he did maltreat and assault the Soldier. Corporal retains Mr. Gapasin. At trial before an Officer Panel, Mr. Gapasin aggressively cross-examines the accuser as well as the other witnesses and exposes multiple inconsistencies and a lack of corroboration. Mr. Gapasin reveals how members in the squad could not handle the corrective training and high expectations of this Corporal. The Officer Panel virtually acquits the Corporal and only finds that his corrective training went too far on one occasion. RESULT: VIRTUAL FULL ACQUITTAL, NO Confinement, NO Discharge, VERY Minimal Punishment.