General Court Martial or GCM
Court Martial Attorney
A General Court Martial is a very serious matter that threatens your freedom
and your future. Prior to a General Court Martial, an investigation and
an Article 32 pretrial hearing must be completed. If it is determined
that a general court martial is justified, the consequences can be extremely
severe. If you are the subject of an investigation or if an Article 32
hearing is scheduled, you need to immediately contact an experienced court
martial lawyer to protect your rights under the
UCMJ. If an Article 32 hearing has already been held and your case is proceeding
to a general court martial, it is absolutely critical that you contact
a skilled attorney from The Federal Practice Group Worldwide Service as
soon as you possibly can. They understand what you are facing and will
energetically pursue the best possible result on your behalf.
If you are convicted at a General Court Martial, also known as a GCM, you
will be left with a permanent criminal record along with the more immediate
penalties which can include a dishonorable
discharge, imprisonment, or the death penalty depending on the nature of the offense.
Even more discouraging, unlike a civilian trial a General Court Martial
will convict you if two-thirds of the jury vote guilty. The confident
and resourceful lawyers at the firm appreciate the stress you are experiencing
and want you to remember that no matter the circumstances you do have
rights. For example you have the option of being tried by a judge only
rather than a jury.
With one of the firm's hard-hitting court martial defense lawyers by
your side, it may be possible to negotiate a reduced charge or, in some
cases, even a dismissal. The Military Rules of Evidence must be strictly
followed and an attorney from the firm will methodically evaluate your
case to ensure that your rights were not violated. They will tenaciously
defend you throughout the entire process. You fight for us, let us fight for you.
Defending Your Rights at Home or Abroad
When you contact the firm, they will come to you no matter where you are
in the world including combat environments. Their attorneys have successfully
defended clients in all environments against ranging from the mundane
to the highly visible. They will devote the personal attention that you
deserve and work closely with you making sure that you understand all
of your legal choices. When you hire a trusted and accomplished attorney
from the firm, you can feel confident that you are being fully represented
by a compassionate advocate who is dedicated to achieving results.
Contact a military criminal defense attorney from our team to learn more!