Lawyers Defending PTSD Victims in Military Criminal Cases
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Cases
If you are facing
administration separation, non-judicial punishment or a court martial for misconduct or criminal
violations of the Uniform Code of Military Justice, you may have an effective
way to defend your case by arguing that your behavior was caused or influenced
by post-traumatic stress disorder. You should get the help of a military
law attorney from
Dishman Military Advocates to investigate this aspect of your case, because this psychiatric anxiety
disorder could be a factor in your defense. Whether you have an existing
diagnosis or if you need to have your condition labeled, your attorney
can evaluate the known symptoms of PTSD against the evidence in your case
to ascertain whether it would be likely to help you avoid a conviction.
Many defendants who have been accused of crimes such as
assault & battery,
drug crimes and
DUI are able to successfully resolve the case using this defense.
Searching for a military attorney for a post-traumatic stress disorder case?
The effects of post-traumatic stress disorder have long been recognized,
but doctors previously diagnosed it as wartime exhaustion. It has earned
classification as a mental illness with inclusion in the Diagnostic and
Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), and there has been a recent
increase in recorded cases. The RAND Corporation reports that 20% of soldiers
returning from combat in the last 6 years suffer from PTSD, which equates
to over 300,000 military personnel. Just in the last year, the number
of diagnosed military cases of PTSD has increased by 50% which means that
about 1 in 5 soldiers that have come back from Afghanistan and Iraq will
most likely develop PTSD. For women military personnel, the statistics
are even higher, 71% of them will develop PTSD from anxiety and possibly
sexual assault within the ranks.
Military PTSD Attorney
PTSD is a severe anxiety disorder which develops stems from psychological
trauma in soldiers who were exposed to war or other disturbing events.
Symptoms include difficulty falling or staying asleep, nightmares, flashbacks,
avoiding reminders of the incident, fits of anger and hyper-vigilance.
In order to qualify as PTSD, the condition must last for more than a month
and cause a significant interference with the victim's ability to
function in life. As you can see, this mental illness will play heavily
in defending against military violations or criminal charges. Attorney
Dishman is experienced with cases of this nature and he can take this
condition and use it to work in your favor. When battling against PTSD,
it can be very easy for individuals to act out of impulse and lose control
but in many cases they cannot help themselves. So talk to our lead attorney
today and find out how he can help you use your PTSD to your advantage
in your military or criminal case.
Defending PTSD Victims in Military & Criminal Cases
A positive diagnosis for post-traumatic stress disorder is a serious condition
and it could help you avoid a court martial conviction in your case. Your
attorney may be able to argue that your actions were the result of your
condition, whether you face a
discharge hearing, an
Article 32 investigation or if you are seeking to reduce your sentence in a
court martial appeal. Attorney Dishman, at the firm, has personally served many years in the
U.S. Air Force and he understands the gravity of the predicament that
you are in. He is intimately familiar with both sides of military law
and his unique experience and insight could be a great asset in your case.
Mr. Dishman represents military personnel of all ranks from E-1 up to general
officers and defends against even the most austere crimes. He has a driving
passion to defend those who defend our country and to produce positive
results for your case. He will sit down with you and listen to you worries,
fears and objectives and help formulate a compelling case on your behalf.
Looking for an attorney for your military post-traumatic stress disorder
case? Our firm
offers a free case evaluation to all new potential clients, so
contact Dishman Military Advocates if you believe that a diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder should
be considered as a factor in your case.