Military justice is a unique area of law, and you need an attorney who understands not just how the military operates, but how to navigate the military justice system. Our firm provides just that.
The stakes are extremely high in a military trial or court-martial. Aside from the criminal implications, your rank and your career could be at risk. There are also far-reaching effects for your family and dependents, as medical care and housing allowances could be on the line. It is essential that you have a criminal defense attorney with military court experience.
Our military practice includes assisting Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine, Coast Guard, Reserve, and National Guard members in the following areas:
- General Courts-Martial/Special Courts-Martial
- Article 32 investigations
- Administrative Discharge proceedings
- Non-judicial punishment (NJP or Article 15)
- Discharge Upgrades
- Board of Corrections for Military Records
The military will appoint an attorney to defend your case. However, you must remember that these attorneys are often overworked, and most military defense attorneys are in their first military tour since graduating from law school. We firmly believe our combined 31 years of trial experience will make a difference. Please provide us a chance to serve you by contacting us to arrange a confidential evaluation of your case. We are willing to travel to any geographic area to serve you.
Facing a General Court-Martial is a life-defining moment. You need the best possible representation.
The military has been in the media on almost a daily basis concerning its handling of rape and sexual assault cases. As a result of the increased scrutiny, such cases are routinely being sent to trial at a general court-martial even though the facts do not always support a prosecution. Furthermore, the military’s recently changed procedures are now far more favorable to accusers of rape and sexual assault. The military now assigns every accuser a “victim advocate”—an attorney separate and apart from the prosecutor who speaks at trial on the alleged victim’s personal behalf. The rules were also changed to permit accusers to remain in the courtroom throughout the trial, allowing them see all the other evidence and align their testimony with other witnesses. This practice would not be tolerated in most civilian courts.
You cannot afford to take a chance on a randomly assigned active duty JAG attorney when the stakes are so high. Come in for a free consultation. We are confident that you will gain an appreciation for our experience, aggressiveness, and unique competency in military trials and you will hire us to serve and represent you.
Don’t take your chances with anyone else.
Article 32 Hearings
Even if the case progresses to a general court-martial, the Article 32 hearing serves as an effective discovery tool to help identify weaknesses in the government’s case and develop an ultimate trial strategy. It is crucial to have the best representation at this most important stage or you could forever lose valuable opportunities to help your case. Don’t let the government convene a general court-martial without putting up a fight.
Bring us in the ring to help you fight.
Our attorneys have represented clients at hundreds of administrative discharge proceedings. We are uniquely qualified to ensure that the full picture of your career is presented to those deciding whether you should be discharged at all, and if so, what type of discharge you should receive. The difference between an other than honorable discharge and an honorable or general discharge under honorable conditions could make the difference for you in obtaining employment and will affect your entitlement to various Veteran’s benefits.
Let us help you remain in the military or obtain the discharge you have earned and deserve. Whether you are being processed for drug use, DUI, misconduct, medical issues, or your physical fitness, let us fight for you. We offer discounts on all of our legal services to veterans and active duty military.
It’s not time to settle for less.
Non-Judicial Punishment (NJP) (Captain’s Mast or Article 15)
Even if you are stationed onboard a ship or otherwise accept NJP, you have the right to present a case for your innocence, and you have the right to present mitigating evidence to help explain why you may have taken the action that you did. We can help you craft a strategy to present your evidence in the most favorable light.
While administrative in nature, the punishment for most enlisted at NJP can be severe. Sanctions can include restriction for 45 days, reduction in rank, and loss of half your pay for two months. Stop by for a free consultation. Our rates are exceptionally reasonable should you choose to allow us to help you.
Let us help you make the right decision.
Article 138 Complaints
Article 138 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) provides:
“Any member of the armed forces who believes himself wronged by his commanding officer, and who upon due application to that commanding officer, is refused redress, may complain to any superior commissioned officer, who shall forward the complaint to the officer exercising general court-martial jurisdiction over the officer against whom it is made…”
Each military service has unique and special rules for filing an Article 138 Complaint. Most of the complaints are rejected for failure to follow proper procedures. Let us use our experience to ensure that your complaint gets the attention it deserves. We have successfully assisted active duty military for years in seeking redress under Article 138.
Please contact us for a free initial consultation. We will assess your options, provide straightforward advice, and if you desire our further services, we will assist you in drafting and filing your complaint should you decide you need to stand up for your rights.