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Military Crimes

San Diego Military Defense Lawyer

Representing Military Personnel Facing Criminal Charges

If you have been accused of committing a crime, your military career may be at risk – in addition to your freedom. You will face proceedings in the military justice system, which functions differently than civilian court proceedings. And while you are entitled to free counsel from a defense attorney provided to you by the U.S. Armed Forces, that person is likely to be overloaded and inexperienced. Taking initiative and hiring an attorney of your own may be the only thing standing between you and a conviction.

If you’re in the military, remember:

  • Any commissioned officer who has direct command or authority over you may arrest and confine you if they believe you have committed a crime.
  • You have the right to an attorney provided to you by your branch of the Armed Forces.
  • You have the right to hire an attorney of your own choosing.
  • You also have the right to represent yourself in court-martial proceedings.
  • You are protected from undue punishment or penalty while under confinement and awaiting trial.
  • If a judgment has been made against you at your court-martial, you have the right to file an appeal to seek an amendment or reversal of this decision.

Leading the team at Premier Criminal Defense, San Diego criminal defense attorney Thomas Slattery has been practicing criminal law for over 17 years. He worked as a former prosecutor and as a Supervising Attorney at the nation’s largest criminal defense firm before he went into private practice. He has dealt with thousands of people and has seen it all. Along with this experience, he has an unparalleled level of commitment to his clients. He and our team approach military cases with the intensity and determination that leads to positive results – no matter how minor or serious the charge.

For a no-cost case evaluation, call (619) 374-1268. We can fight to protect your freedom and career.

Court Martial Proceedings & Your Rights

As a member of the Navy, Army, Marine Corps, Air Force, or Coast Guard, you will face specific military proceedings if accused of a crime. The level of the offense will dictate whether you face summary court-martial, general court-martial, or special court-martial proceedings. It is important to remember that you have rights under the U.S. Constitution and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. It is your San Diego criminal lawyer’s job to protect those rights to the fullest extent.

We’re Ready to Hear From You – Call Premier Criminal Defense Today

Attorney Thomas Slattery understands the importance of protecting your military career. Although there are few things more frightening than being charged with a crime, it’s important to remember that an arrest is not a conviction. There is still time to contact a skilled criminal defense attorney from Premier Criminal Defense – Attorney Slattery will work tirelessly to build the best possible case on your behalf.

Contact Premier Criminal Defense at (619) 374-1268 today to discuss your case, your rights, 
and your responsibilities.

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