Representing Service Members Accused Of Military Crimes
Facing a court martial? You can’t rely on just any attorney to represent you. Instead, you need a skilled military crimes attorney on your side to help you through the process. Ms. Mattern has extensive experience representing military service members.
We’re With You Every Step Of The Way
At The Mattern Law Firm, we have a complete understanding of what makes military criminal proceedings different from civilian ones:
- The proceeding is initiated on the order of a “Convening Authority,” not a District Attorney
- Service members are charged under the Uniform Code of Military Justice, not California law
- The trial is called a Court Martial and has a different format
- Military authorities tend to be tougher on sex crimes than a civilian court
- There is a bigger danger to your career in a military proceeding because possible penalties include loss of rank or dishonorable discharge
We Handle All Types of Military Crimes
Military service members may face criminal charges for all of the same acts that are crimes for civilians, plus a few additional offenses related to their responsibility to uphold a high moral standard as a representative of the US military. At The Mattern Law Firm, we have honed our skills as a military crimes attorneys to the point where we can handle any type of military crimes, including:
- Sex Crimes
- Drug Crimes
- Violent Crimes
- White Collar Crimes
Why Do I Have To Hire A Military Crimes Attorney?
Won’t The Military Provide Me With Counsel?
The military will indeed provide you with representation for the court martial process. However, using this counsel is essentially equivalent to using the public defender in a civilian criminal case. Your military counsel may lack experience as well as the resources to conduct their own independent investigation into the facts of your case and the gumption to aggressively challenge every piece of evidence including the testimony of respected officers.
By hiring your own experienced military crimes lawyer from The Mattern Law Firm, you can rest assured that every possible avenue for your defense will be pursued aggressively to ensure you of a fair trial and protect your good name and your career.
Call Now For A Free Consultation
If you would like to learn more about how The Mattern Law Firm would approach your defense, please call 310-342-8254 now for a free case evaluation.