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military homicide and assault defense

As a civilian attorney practicing as a military lawyer in courts-martial, I defend service members in all branches — Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard — who are accused in military homicide cases or military assault cases, and facing legal actions such as court-martial, Article 32 investigation, Article 15 nonjudicial punishment (also known as NJP, captain’s mast, or office hours), and administrative separations. My law office is centrally located in the Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas area, which allows easy access to every military base in CONUS, as well as around the globe.

Military homicide and assault investigations can be high-profile, and are handled very intently by law enforcement. Unfortunately, “intently” does not necessarily mean open-mindedly or fairly. There is often a great deal of scientific evidence in serious assault and homicide cases, including ballistics, toxicology, DNA analysis, and forensic medicine. I am experienced and skilled in getting to the bottom of what the complex evidence shows – and what it does not show – in my clients’ cases. And exposing a biased investigation can easily mean the difference between a conviction and an acquittal.

Experience Matters in Military Homicide and Assault Defense

Being named as a suspect in a military case where a victim is dead or seriously injured is one of the most terrifying and intimidating situations you can find yourself in. And it doesn’t help that homicide and assault defenses can be highly complex and contextual under military law. Your military lawyer’s experience is critically important, which is why anyone charged with this kind of an offense should seriously consider hiring a civilian counsel as lead military defense lawyer for his court-martial.

Law enforcement agents live for cases like these. Don’t help them make their bones at your expense by agreeing to an interrogation. Invoke your 31(b) rights, and don’t make any statement! Contact me now for a free consultation if you’re under investigation or charges for any military homicide or assault, or any other type of military crime.