Members of the United States Armed Forces continually put their lives at risk defending the American people’s rights. As a person who serves in the Armed Forces and who’s dedicated to protecting and serving your country, you deserve to be treated with dignity and, more so, with fairness. Sadly, there are many service members whose rights get infringed in the course of court-martials, administrative proceedings, or military criminal investigations. If you are accused of violating civilian or martial law, consider seeking help from a highly experienced and aggressive military law attorney serving Roswell.
As a service member, being accused of a serious crime not only affects your professional and personal reputation, it also puts your freedom and future at risk. If you’re currently facing any allegations, it’s crucial that you get help from an attorney with a wealth of experience in legal and military issues and with a proven track record. And while you’re entitled to a military-appointed defense lawyer, they might not offer you the attention and personal time you deserve. Furthermore, most military-appointed attorneys aren’t that experienced in matters related to criminal litigation.
Vincent Ward and the attorneys at FBD Law have experience representing members of the Armed Forces who have been accused of violating military laws. If you are currently facing a case that involves military law and would like to receive professional legal counsel, contact FBD Law today by dialing (505) 305-1263 and schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with our attorneys.
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Article 31, Uniform Code of Military Justice Rights
Something worth noting is that a vast majority of service members are not aware of the rights that the UCMJ provides them. If you find yourself being questioned for a crime or wrongdoing, working with a professional and experienced attorney is beneficial as they will fight aggressively to make sure your rights as a service member and civilian are protected.
Right to Counsel
When faced with a military law issue, do not discuss your case with anyone except your attorney. It is also worth noting that you are entitled to hire a civilian defense lawyer if you wish. As a service member, you can have your civilian attorney work hand-in-hand with your military-appointed lawyer, or you can dismiss your military lawyer and have your case handled by your private attorney.
When faced with a military law issue, one of the most crucial factors you need to think about is the attorney you choose to represent you. If you opt to have a private defense attorney represent you, make sure you do research your options thoroughly. This decision should not be taken lightly, considering that your freedom, future, and reputation will be in their hands. Therefore, make sure that the person you choose to represent you is well-versed in legal and military issues. Get in touch with FBD Law for more information on how we can be of help.
Proof of Our Expertise
Our military law attorneys have a proven record of success, with victories in major cases like:
Chelsea Manning Case
Two of our best military defense lawyers, Nancy Hollander and Vincent Ward, successfully negotiated Presidential clemency for Chelsea Manning, reducing her sentence from thirty-five years to seven years. This led to her release 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.
Learn How Our Military Law Attorneys Can Help You
Get in touch with FBD law today by calling (505) 305-1263 to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with our professional and experienced attorneys and receive informed legal advice on how you should proceed with your case. We fight hard and aggressively to ensure that our clients’ rights are protected throughout the entire process.