Court Martial Lawyer
When criminally charged as an active serviceman or woman, it is important
to realize that the
crimes and punishment that you will be facing will be considerably different than the ones that
your civilian counterparts find themselves facing. It is for this reason
that you do not hesitate to get the involvement of an experienced military
criminal defense attorney in your area to help you to combat the charges
so that you can protect your future and your freedom. For example, should
you be successfully convicted, one of the many different penalties that
you could find yourself facing includes the possibility of an involuntary
discharge - one of the greatest dishonors for a member of the military.
Brief Overview of Involuntary Discharge
In the American military, there is a considerable difference between retiring
and being discharged. A military member who chooses to retire will not
quit the service - rather they will enter into what is known as the retired
reserve. There will remain inactive unless a time comes upon which they
must be called upon to help defend the country. A discharge is completely
different. Should a military member be discharged, they will be completely
removed from all obligations to the military. In some cases, this can
be an honorable discharge when a serviceman or woman has behaved in a
manner above expectations. This, however, is not always the case. In some
instances, it can be an involuntary discharge. Instances that might call
for an involuntary discharge include the following:
- Minor infractions;
- Drug-related crimes and / or abuse; and
- Commission of a serious criminal offense
For someone who has honorably served their country, having to endure an
involuntary discharge can be one of the worst punishments that can be
endured. Beyond the dishonor, it will also alleviate you of all benefits
that you previously enjoyed from the military - including your pay and
your medical benefits. It can also be a considerable mar on your character
and will haunt you for the rest of your life in almost every decision
that you make, from seeking employment to pursing a loan.
Contact a court martial lawyer today!
If you are at risk of facing criminal penalties, it is important that you
realize what is at stake. In cases involving military members, it will
not just be civilian penalties of fines and imprisonment - your very reputation
could be at stake. When you have this much on the line, you simply cannot
afford to sit back and wait for whatever is going to happen to happen.
You need to be proactive in your efforts to defending your legal rights
- fighting against the charges so that you can prevent the possibility
of being involuntary discharged from active service.
At The Federal Practice Group Worldwide Service, the firm knows what is
on the line when taking on military criminal cases and are prepared to
assist clients in a comprehensive manner to help them defend their legal
rights. The firm understands that for a military member, one of the most
important things that can be preserved is their honor. The legal team
also knows that being stripped of the pay and benefits can be crippling.
So do not hesitate to get an attorney at the firm involved as soon as
possible. The sooner that you give us a call, the sooner that we can help
you to build a case to defend your legal rights.
Contact a court martial attorney to see how we could help you!