Atlanta Military Crimes Lawyer
Martial Law and Military Crimes
A person who is serving in any branch of the military must abide by a specific set of rules. These rules are known as the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ). The Uniform Code Of Military Justice is an extremely strict code of conduct, and it must be observed at all times by all levels of military personnel. Failure to adhere to this code can result in a person being charged with a military crime. Once a person is charged for such a crime, they are required to take part in a court-martial trial, or face the charges in a military court. Military courts feature personnel from different areas of the military, and these individuals can serve as judges, lawyers, and panel members. The procedures of a military court differ substantially from those in civilian courts, and so it becomes vital for a defendant in a military case to seek representation from an Atlanta defense lawyer who is familiar with martial law and has prior experience in trying military cases.
The Law Offices of Howard J. Weintraub, P.C. was established in 1985 in order to provide high quality legal defense to those facing charges for criminal offenses. Our attorneys possess more than 55 years of combined experience in practicing criminal law, and have received national recognition from numerous organizations including the FBI, IRS, and US Secret Service. In addition, the firm is AV® Rated and our attorneys given the title of Super Lawyers®. If you are being charged with a military crime, it is vital that you contact our offices as soon as possible. We will apply our substantial knowledge of martial law in aggressively defending you against your charges in a court-martial trial or military court.
Penalties for Military Crimes
A person found guilty of committing a military crime can be subjected to a variety of penalties, most of which are significantly different from the penalties one would face in a civilian court. Depending on the seriousness of the crime, a person convicted of violating martial law can face:
- Loss of pension or other benefits
- Reduced pay grade
- Dishonorable discharge
- Death penalty
It is important that you contact an Atlanta military crimes attorney if you have been charged with a military crime, as you will want skilled representation that will increase your chances of avoiding harsh punishment.