Fort Hood Court-Martial Defense Lawyer
Court Martial Defense
Are you facing a potential court-martial? If so, you could face consequences such as a reduction in rank, forfeiture in pay, confinement, loss of benefits, and the possibility of ending your career. If convicted of a sex crime, you may also face mandatory sex offender registration as an additional penalty.
You may be wondering what your options are when facing an investigation for UCMJ (Uniform Code of Military Justice) violations or other offenses. At such a difficult time, you can turn to the Law Office of Wade Faulkner, PLLC for the legal help you need.
While JAG officers are available to you, they may not be the best option if you need an aggressive defender. Our Fort Hood court-martial defense attorney is not restricted by case overload or inexperience. We strive to do everything possible to help you avoid a court-martial or, if that is not possible, to ensure that your court martial defense is handled with the utmost care, thoroughness, and professionalism.
The first step in any military offense case is an investigation. A preliminary hearing (Article 32, UCMJ) will be conducted where it is determined whether or not you have committed a crime. This investigative process can take up to two years, during which time our firm can work to develop your court martial defense.
Depending on the circumstances of your alleged offense, you may be subject to a summary court-martial (held for minor accusations), special court-martial (more serious and limited by penalties of up to one year of confinement and six months of reduced pay), or general court-martial (the highest court which hears the most serious cases and carries the most severe penalties).
The Law Office of Wade Faulkner, PLLC represents clients in court-martial proceedings for all types of accusations, including but not limited to:
- Sexual assault
- Domestic violence
- Drug crimes
- Unauthorized absence
When your future is at stake, we recommend that you take appropriate action by enlisting the services of a military defense lawyer whose sole aim is to protect you, your reputation, and your best interests.