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Courts-Martial Attorney

Military Lawyer Serving Clients Nationwide

Are you a service member currently facing criminal charges and legal action by courts-martial? If so, an experienced military law attorney Keith M. Gould may be able to help you. Our firm is based in Corpus Christi, Texas but represents U.S. military personnel in courts-martial worldwide.

About Courts-Martial Proceedings

When military personnel commit criminal offenses, they face legal action by courts-martial rather than in civilian courts. The Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) clearly outlines criminal offenses and their penalties, as well as Courts-Martial procedures. There are three types of courts-martial: general, summary and special. General Courts-Martial are the most serious, and typically involve offenses, which would be classified as felonies in civilian court. Special Courts-Martial are conducted for offenses that may equate misdemeanors in civilian court. Summary Courts-Martial are the least serious of the three and involves lesser offenses that are usually only punishable to pay reduction or confinement for up to 1 month.

Depending upon the severity of the offense and whether an individual faces a general, summary or special Courts-Martial, the following penalties may be imposed:

  • Death penalty
  • Imprisonment
  • Dismissal
  • Dishonorable discharge
  • Labor without confinement
  • Pay forfeiture

Consult a Courts-Martial Lawyer

Because military courts are so different from civilian courts and operate off entirely different rules and procedures, it is important that you work with a lawyer who fully understands courts-martial and military law. As a Commander, Judge Advocate General's Corps, U.S. Navy (Reserve Component), and with over twenty years of experience in this field, you can count on attorney Keith M. Gould to give you the level of legal representation you deserve.

Contact a military law attorney at The Gould Law Firm for a free case evaluation.

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