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 asked to give a statement in a criminal investigation, you need representation by an aggressive and highly experienced military law attorney who serves Las Cruces.
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. This is 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 military defense attorney at FBD Law will help guide you throughout the process.
FBD Law, Vincent Ward and our attorneys have the experience that ensures our clients receive the best representation possible. If you have a military issue, we encourage you to contact us today at (505) 305-1263 to schedule a free consultation.
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Article 31, UCMJ Rights
Many members of the military are not aware of the rights that they have under the UCMJ. A lawyer who has experience with military law will fight for you to ensure your rights are protected. If you are facing any kind of military law issue, you will want to speak with a highly experienced and skilled lawyer.
Right to Counsel
You do not want to speak to anyone about your case or anything related to your case except your attorney. You are entitled to choose your own civilian defense attorney who can work with your military attorney, or be represented solely by your civilian attorney and dismiss your military lawyer.
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 on their hands. You need to ensure that the lawyer is well versed in military and legal issues. This is why you need a highly skilled lawyer with experience practicing military law and works throughout New Mexico including Las Cruces. This is why FBD Law is here for you.
Our Experience Defending Members of the Military
Our lawyers have achieved success in several high profile military law cases, such as:
Chelsea Manning Case
Vincent Ward and Nancy Hollander, two of our top lawyers, successfully fought to obtain a Presidential clemency that reduced Chelsea Manning’s sentence from thirty-five years to seven years. In May 2017, she was released from custody.
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.
Contact an Attorney Who Handles Military Law Cases in Las Cruces
If you are a member of the U.S. Armed Forces and facing criminal charges schedule a free initial consultation today. Give FBD Law a call at (505) 305-1263 to learn how we can help defend you. We will fight to protect your rights, and we will provide you with aggressive representation.