Fort Hood Military Domestic Violence Lawyer
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As of January 1, 2019, domestic violence has become a criminal offense under the UCMJ (Uniform Code of Military Justice) to which all service members are subject. As such, accusations of domestic violence as a service member carry the risk of seriously jeopardizing your future career prospects. It is therefore more important than ever to seek legal counsel from a military criminal defense attorney who has the knowledge, experience, and commitment required to help you avoid a criminal conviction.
At the Law Office of Wade Faulkner, PLLC, we are prepared to help you fight domestic violence charges. You will need an attorney who thoroughly understands the laws, procedures, and precedents, and can thoroughly investigate your case to build a viable defense. With more than 15 years of experience as a prosecutor, defense counsel, and judge in the military, our Fort Hood military domestic violence defense attorney knows how to protect your rights and fight for your future.
What is Considered Domestic Violence?
Domestic violence includes any violent acts or threats between people that have some kind of relationship. Domestic violence can include more harsh forms such as rape or murder, but often includes lesser forms of physical abuse including pushing or slapping.
Domestic Violence in the Military
Accusations of domestic abuse are taken very seriously in both state and military legal proceedings. You may be subject to an extensive investigation during which time you should have a trusted legal representative by your side. Unfortunately, domestic violence incidents run high in military families, most likely due to the emotional strains of family separation, deployment, PTSD, depression, and other factors that civilians do not face.
Nevertheless, a UCMJ domestic violence accusation can be a complicated matter based on circumstantial evidence and an often overzealous propensity to protect alleged victims at the expense of wrongly accused “offenders.” These incidents are often based on jealousy, spite, or anger, and may be exaggerated, fabricated, misleading, or otherwise untrue.
Conviction of a domestic violence offense can result in many military and civil consequences, including:
- Restraining orders
- Loss of child custody
- Jail/prison time
- Other adverse administrative actions
- Dishonorable discharge
- Intervention and treatment programs
Furthermore, if you are convicted of a domestic violence felony in a civil court, you will likely lose your right to possess a weapon, leading to your separation from the military.
Let Our Fort Hood Domestic Violence Attorney Defend You
When your career is on the line and you face other potential penalties, you need strong and effective representation. You can put your trust in the Law Office of Wade Faulkner, PLLC, where our vast experience will be put to use on your behalf throughout every phase of military or civil procedures.
If you are facing charges for domestic violence, contact our Fort Hood military domestic violence lawyer to get started today.