Laws can be confusing enough when you're a civilian. What happens if you're a soldier accused of a crime? What is the process? All branches of the military use the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ). This code covers all the aspects of the military court process, such as the trial process, investigations, and appeals. The laws pertain to all active duty and retired military personnel.
To learn how these laws apply to your specific case, or for help navigating the complex process, trust our Clarksville military criminal defense attorneys at Hibbeler & Associates. We assist service men and women in Tennessee and Kentucky.
If a soldier is accused of a crime, he or she will plead his or her case in a military court, called a court-martial. Like a civilian court, members of the military will have their guilt determined and will face punishment if found guilty.
There is typically a judge, prosecutor, and lawyer for the defendant. Although soldiers are entitled to free counsel, many opt to pay for legal representation in order to receive the best defense possible. Securing the right Clarksville military criminal defense lawyer is important, since your future military career and veteran's rights are at stake.
As military personnel, you have helped Americans secure their freedom and maintain the rights put forth by the U.S. Constitution. Ironically, there may be times when you need help preserving your own freedom and legal rights. The Clarksville criminal defense attorneys at Hibbeler & Associates understand your complicated situation.
Our team of lawyers has helped defend soldiers in Tennessee and Kentucky against a variety of crimes. If you have been charged with a crime on a military base, we can help you during this difficult time. We are one of few law firms in the area that focus on military law. We also offer discounts to military personnel.
You've fought for our freedom, now we'll fight for yours. Contact Hibbeler & Associates at (931) 563-9057 for a free consultation.