Boston Military Crime Attorney
Defense for Military Crimes in Boston
A military crime is a violation of martial law (the laws, rules, and regulations of the military). This can include a war crime, assaulting a fellow soldier, sexually assaulting a fellow soldier, going AWOL (absent without leave), being under the influence of drugs or alcohol, etc. When military personnel are accused of committing a crime, their case will be tried in court-martial under the Uniform Code of Military Justice.
Military court is completely autonomous from the state and federal criminal court systems that govern civilian cases, and has its own set of laws, procedures, regulations, personnel, and penalties. Therefore, if you have been charged with a military crime, it’s important to find an attorney who has experience in martial law. You will undoubtedly be at a great disadvantage without the defense representation of a skilled Boston military crimes lawyer like Thomas A. Brant.
What are the penalties for military crimes?
The penalties for a military crime depend on the nature of crime, as well as whether the case is being heard in general court-martial, special court-martial, or summary court-martial. Criminal cases are also heard in proceedings called Article 15, Captain’s Mast, Non-Judicial Punishment, and Office Hours. The most serious military offenses are typically heard in general court-martial.
Depending on the circumstances of the crime, penalties could include long-term jail sentences, loss of pension or benefits, forfeiture of pay, fines, reprimand, and even the death penalty in some extreme cases. Lesser military crimes can result in one year of jail or confinement, a pay grade reduction, forfeiture of pay, and reprimand. In addition, there is always the possibility that your crimes could lead to a dishonorable discharge, which is considered a disgrace and very shameful.
Contact Boston Military Crime Lawyer
If you are facing military criminal charges, Attorney Thomas A. Brant can help. Mr. Brant has experience representing people serving in all branches of the U.S. military, which includes the Marine Corps, the Navy, the Army, the Air Force, the Coast Guard, and the reserve forces of these branches, including the National Guard. When you come to the Law Office of Thomas A. Brant, you can trust that Mr. Brant will use his knowledge, experience, and skill to defend your rights and help you secure the best possible outcome!
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