Members of the U.S. Armed Forces constantly put their lives at risk to defend the rights of all of us. As a service member, you are dedicated to serving and protecting your country. As such, you deserve to be treated fairly and with dignity. However, service members sometimes find themselves facing military criminal investigations, court-martials, or separate administrative proceedings. Military law is governed by the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ). If you or a loved one has been accused of violating the UCMJ or been asked to give a statement in a criminal investigation, you need representation by an aggressive and highly experienced military law attorney.
If you are facing serious allegations, not only does this impact your personal and professional reputation, but it also puts your future and freedom at risk. This is why it is crucial that you seek the services of a military law attorney who has a wealth of experience in military legal issues, a proven track record, and attentive personal service. As a member of the armed forces, you are entitled to an appointed (detailed) military defense counsel free of charge if you are accused of a crime, regardless of your financial situation. While you are entitled to detailed counsel, they may lack sufficient criminal litigation experience to effectively deal with your case. A seasoned Albuquerque military law attorney at FBD Law will help guide you throughout the process.
Vincent Ward and other lawyers at FBD Law have extensive experience representing service members who have been accused of violating military laws. Call FBD Law today at (505) 305-1263 to schedule a free consultation session and discuss the aspects of your military law issue.
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Article 31, UCMJ Rights
Many service members aren’t aware of the rights that they are entitled to under the UCMJ. An experienced military law attorney will fight aggressively to ensure that your rights are protected. It is always important to consult a skilled attorney when faced with any military law issue.
Right to Counsel
If you are facing a military law issue, then you should not discuss anything about your case with anyone except your lawyer. You have the right to obtain a civilian defense attorney. He or she can work with your detailed military attorney, or you can choose to entirely dismiss your military attorney and have your private lawyer handle your case.
One of the most important factors to consider when facing a military law issue is the lawyer you choose. If you choose to have a private lawyer represent you, you need to do proper research before making your final decision. This is not a decision you should take lightly. Remember, you will be putting your reputation, freedom, and future in their hands. You need to ensure that the lawyer is well versed in military and legal issues. This is why FBD Law is here for you.
Proof of Our Expertise
Our lawyers have had success in high profile military law cases, including:
Chelsea Manning Case
Two of our top military law attorneys, Vincent Ward and Nancy Hollander, were successful in facilitating Presidential clemency that reduced Chelsea Manning’s sentence from thirty-five years to seven years. She was released from custody in May 2017.
Other Military Cases
Vincent Ward has also represented military members in federal and state criminal proceedings, courts-martial, boards of inquiry, and administrative separations. For example, Vincent represented a senior Naval officer facing allegations of bribery and disclosure of classified materials in federal court and an Air Force officer accused of aggravated assault with a firearm at a general court-martial.
Get in Touch With an Experienced Albuquerque Military Law Attorney
Contact FBD Law today at (505) 305-1263 to schedule a free initial consultation to review your case and guide you on the best course of action. We fight aggressively to ensure that your rights are protected throughout the process.