San Diego Military Crimes Attorney
Being accused of a crime while serving in the military is serious. Not only does it put your military career at risk, but it threatens your reputation, prospects, and freedom. The unique nature of military law and the jurisdiction of military courts make these cases particularly complex. Whether you are facing charges of desertion, insubordination, or other violations of the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ), it's essential to have an advocate on your side who understands the intricacies of military law and procedure.
At Don't Talk Legal Center, we are committed to providing a strategic defense for service members accused of military crimes. We analyze your case holistically, considering both the immediate charges and the potential long-term consequences of a conviction on your military career and civilian life. Our team aims to prevent an error in judgment or a false accusation from derailing your life.
Contact us online or by phone at (858) 544-1386 for a free initial consultation with our dedicated San Diego military crimes defense lawyer.
Impacts of Military Crime Charges on Your Future
Military crimes involve violations of the UCMJ, which governs the behavior of military personnel. Convictions for such crimes can lead to severe consequences, such as dishonorable discharge, loss of benefits, imprisonment, and a criminal record that may limit future employment opportunities.
The seriousness of these potential outcomes emphasizes the need for an active and skilled defense attorney. With significant experience in military law, Don't Talk Legal Center can provide the resources and representation you need.
Defense Against Military Crime Accusations
Don't Talk Legal Center represents service members facing military criminal charges. Our approach involves thorough case preparation, meticulous investigation, and aggressive representation in court.
Examples of military crimes we handle include:
- Desertion. This involves leaving military service without intent to return or to avoid hazardous duty.
- Insubordination. This includes not following orders or showing disrespect towards superiors.
- Absence without leave (AWOL). A service member must be at their appointed place of duty with authorization.
- Conduct unbecoming an officer. This includes behavior that dishonors or disgraces the officer and personally or seriously compromises their ability to fulfill their duties.
- Fraudulent enlistment. This involves providing false information or withholding necessary information during the enlistment process.
- Fraternization. This includes unprofessional relationships between officers and enlisted members.
Understanding the Military Court System
The military court system is distinct from civilian court rules and procedures. The UCMJ governs martial law, which applies to all military branches. The military courts have jurisdiction over all active-duty members, reservists, and retired military personnel.
Military courts can try any military crime in three types of courts: summary, unique, and general courts-martial, with varying severity and potential consequences, and the accused has the right to a defense attorney.
Our Approach to Military Crimes Defense
As your defense attorney, we will strive to uncover all facts and build a robust defense. Our representation is not about encouraging you to plead guilty unless it is genuinely in your best interest. Rather, we will thoroughly analyze the evidence, question the prosecution's witnesses, and challenge any procedural errors or rights violations during your arrest or investigation.
Our philosophy is to make ourselves readily available to our clients. We ensure that all calls are returned promptly, often within five minutes. Being result-oriented, we strive to get every case dismissed. Our two-plus decades of combined experience have earned us respect and recognition in the legal industry.
Examples of the service members we represent include:
- Active-duty military personnel
- Reserve and National Guard members
- Retired military personnel
- Military academy cadets
- ROTC members
- Persons who are subject to the UCMJ under martial law or during a time of declared war
Protect Your Future with a Competent Military Defense Attorney in San Diego
A military crime charge is a serious matter that requires a dedicated defense. The consequences, ranging from incarceration to dishonorable discharge, can have a severe and long-term influence on your life.
At Don't Talk Legal Center, we apply our extensive experience and skills to help protect your rights, reputation, and future. You can rely on our aggressive legal representation.
Contact us online or by phone at (858) 544-1386 to book your appointment. We are prepared to provide the aggressive legal representation you need.