The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
Military Criminal Defense Lawyer
The Freedom of Information Act came into effect in 1966 and establishes
that any person including US citizens, foreign citizens, organizations,
universities, state and local governments has the right to access the
records of federal agencies, unless those records fall into a specific
exemption category. The categories of exemption include national security
information, trade secrets or matters of personal privacy among others.
The purpose of the FOIA is to ensure that the citizens of a democracy are
informed about the workings of government. A government that cannot operate
in secrecy is accountable to the citizens. As citizens, we have a right
to know what our country is involved in and how our nation conducts itself.
Military members or their families may wish to request information from
the department of defense. In order to successfully access the information
you are seeking from the DoD, it is important to contact a military criminal
defense lawyer to help guide you through the process.
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No single Department of Defense office has access to all records. Rather,
each component – Military Services, Combatant Commands, and Department
of Defense Agencies – responds to requests for its own records.
The process can be both challenging and frustrating but don't be discouraged.
A skilled and resourceful military criminal attorney from the Federal
Practice Group understands the process and may be able to help you access
the records you are looking for. Their dedicated attorneys proudly assist
the men and women who serve our nation as well as their families. They
will aggressively pursue the results you are seeking. The talented and
experienced team of attorneys at The Federal Practice Group Worldwide
Service offers their valued clients over a century of combined experience
providing outstanding, results driven representation. The firm passionately
believes in the principals of the Freedom of Information Act and will
aggressively pursue your rights under the act.