If I were Petraeus’s lawyer or your lawyer and got a similar result I’d be ecstatic, as would you be.
But the other part of me asks what I should tell you the young enlisted client, the NCO, the junior officer, the senior officer, in a similar situation. I fear you will not be so lucky. I’m not talking about the adultery here–that’s subject to the rule of de minimis non curat lex in my mind. But the mishandling of classified material for personal use?