Assault & Battery Charges in the Military
Military Assault & Battery Lawyer
Searching for a military law lawyer for an assault and battery case? Assault
is prohibited under Article 128 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice
(UCMJ), and if you have been accused you can be summoned to a
special court martial or a
general court martial, depending on the circumstances. It is a widespread
criminal offense among members of the Armed Forces, and you will need the representation
of a skilled military lawyer to help you avoid the long-lasting consequences
of a conviction.
Major factors in your case will include the rank of the alleged victim,
the circumstances of the crime, whether you are accused of carrying or
using a weapon and any injuries that may have resulted. At
Dishman Military Advocates, we understand how concerned you may be to prove your innocence, and an
military criminal defense attorney from our firm will consult with you
about your options.
Need a lawyer for a military sexual assault case?
Assault entails threatening another person with physical violence or attempting
to inflict bodily harm or injury. If you actually carry out the act, you
will be charged with battery. The penalty will be increased if you are
accused of attacking a superior officer, as well as if you were armed
at the time. Your punishment may range from 3 months in confinement and
a forfeiture of two thirds of your pay to confinement for 10 years and
a dishonorable discharge. Your attorney can investigate the evidence and
find any weaknesses in the prosecution's case that may lead to the
charges being dropped. You can also bring witnesses who will corroborate
your account of the event.
Penalties and Defenses for Assault & Battery in the Military
Looking for a military law lawyer for an assault case? You need to get
started on your defense as early as possible. If an attorney from our
firm is present during your
Article 32 investigation, we can challenge the evidence that is to be used against you and attempt
to have the case settled without a trial. We can also investigate the
possibility that you have a
post-traumatic stress disorder case, which could have a major impact on the perception of your actions. We
have effectively represented many service personnel who faced charges
similar to yours, and we are ready to begin work on your case.
Contact Brent Dishman today to fight to clear your name of the charges when you face prosecution
for assault & battery.