Experienced Military Defense Lawyer in Norfolk
If you are a member of the armed forces, you are subject to the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ). This is the military's set of laws and regulations that govern the actions of its members. If you are accused of a crime, you may be facing court-martial proceedings. You may also be facing criminal charges under civilian law if you broke a state law while you were on active duty. Either way, you need a military defense lawyer on your side.
The Griffin Law Firm, PLLC is proud to offer military defense services to those facing military charges in Norfolk and the surrounding areas. Our military defense lawyer has extensive experience practicing law in the military justice system. We have a flawless perfection record in military divorce cases and we have managed to get many charges dropped for our clients. If you are facing serious charges, we can help.
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WHAT IS A COURT-MARTIAL?
A court-martial is a trial conducted by military officers to determine whether a service member has violated the UCMJ. If you are facing a court-martial, you may be facing serious consequences. If you are convicted, you may be dishonorable discharged, required forfeiture of pay, and confinement. You may also be facing civilian criminal charges.
The military court system is different from the civilian court system. The rules of evidence are different and there is no right to a jury trial. The military will appoint a military lawyer to represent you. However, that lawyer may not have the experience necessary to get the charges dropped or the sentence reduced. You need an experienced military defense attorney on your side.
WHAT ARE THE PENALTIES FOR A CRIMINAL CONVICTION?
If you are convicted of a crime, you may be facing the following penalties:
- Restitution: Restitution is the payment of money to the victim to cover the cost of the crime. Restitution may be a large sum of money that you cannot afford to pay.
- Probation: If you are placed on probation, you may be required to complete community service hours and/or counseling. If you violate the terms of your probation, you may be facing more criminal charges.
- Restitution: If you are ordered to pay restitution, you may not be able to afford to pay the entire amount. You may also not be able to pay the entire amount even if you could afford to pay it.
- Jail Time: If you are convicted of a misdemeanor, you may be facing up to 12 months in jail. If you are convicted of a felony, you may be facing up to 5 years in jail.
HOW WE CAN HELP
If you're a member of the military facing criminal charges in Florida, don't face the legal process alone. Contact The Griffin Law Firm to schedule a consultation with an experienced Florida military crimes defense lawyer. We are here to fight for your rights and provide the strong defense you deserve. Your military career and future are on the line – let us help you protect them.
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