Military Criminal Defense Attorneys


At the Federal Practice Group, we fight to protect the rights, freedoms, and futures of military members facing criminal allegations, investigations, and other disciplinary actions. Our military criminal defense attorneys have decades of experience in criminal defense and military justice. Attorney Eric Montalvo, our firm’s founding partner, is a former military prosecutor and defense counsel who served over 21 years in the U.S. Marine Corps.

Members of the United States military are subject to the same laws that traditional members of American society are accustomed to following, as well as those unique to the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ). Drug crimes, sex crimes, theft, computer crimes, fraternization and many other acts are not unheard of as being committed by servicemen and women. The criminal consequences of breaking the law do not go without imposition, and those convicted of a crime should expect to suffer lengthy prison sentences and financial penalties as well.

In addition to criminal or civil penalties suffered by a member of the armed forces, military consequences may also apply. In cases where a serviceman or woman has tarnished their branch of service, or themselves, the military may take other actions beyond civil or criminal courts, to extend further punishment. Those accused or charged may become the focus of a board of inquiry or other military administrative procedure, and can suffer demotion with lost pay, and even dishonorable discharge. It is critical to have a dependable, trusted military criminal defense attorney by your side who can speak for your best interest in court, so that you can possibly avoid such devastating consequences.


  • Former military members and military prosecutors
  • Decades of military criminal justice experience
  • Award-Winning Defense Lawyers
  • A History of successful case results
  • Worldwide service – we can come to you wherever you’re stationed

If you or someone you love has been accused of a crime while serving in the United States military, are currently being investigated, or are facing disciplinary actions – you have the right to defend yourself and retain representation. Because military criminal defense cases are significantly different than civilian proceedings, and because service members have so much at stake, working with experienced lawyers who are fully prepared to fight on your behalf is crucial.

The Federal Practice Group Worldwide Service handles the full range of military criminal defense matters, including:

No matter what the case may be, our firm is dedicated to defending the rights of military members. We represent service members from all branches of the military and provide experienced assistance throughout our clients’ legal journeys.


Our firm makes sure to answer all questions our clients have and to keep them fully informed throughout their case. For immediate information about your rights and situation, we encourage you to contact us for a case evaluation. Here are more military criminal defense resources available on our website:


If convicted of any of these or similar crimes, you could face penalties comparable to those administered in a civilian court, such as fines and incarceration. Additionally, you may also face various military penalties, including possible demotion or a reprimand which could severely affect your career. A criminally convicted member of the United States Armed Forces could even face punitive discharge from his or her branch of service.

The Federal Practice Group Worldwide Service has been providing diligent criminal defense for military members for many years. If you or someone in your family are a military member and have been charged with a crime, contact an attorney from the firm for help, or schedule a case evaluation. The Federal Practice Group Worldwide Service serves clients all over the world. Wherever you are stationed, an attorney from the firm can help you fight for your reputation and freedom.


The proven attorneys at The Federal Practice Group have over a century of combined experience successfully assisting federal employees through the most difficult periods of their lives and careers.