Uniform Code of Military Justice Lawyer Georgia

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Attorneys for Accused Service Members

If you are a member of the military who is suspected of any type of offense, you have rights under the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ). Consulting an experienced military law attorney can put you in a better position to enforce and protect those rights.

At the law firm of Andrews & Sanders Law Offices in Savannah, Georgia, we counsel and represent service members facing military justice proceedings. Don’t hesitate to contact us for a free phone consultation.

Offering Advice and Representation About Courts-Martial

Our firm represents accused service members facing courts-martial convened under the Uniform Code of Military Justice. We can offer extensive experience with all three types of courts-martial.

  • A summary court-martial can try an enlisted member for certain offenses, but only with the defendant’s consent. It is generally used for minor infractions.
  • A special court-martial can try any service member for the equivalent of a misdemeanor criminal offense, with limits on the punishments that can be imposed.
  • A general court-martial can try any service member for the equivalent of a felony criminal offense and can impose the maximum punishments under the uniform code.

We will advise you about the potential military justice consequences of your charges based on the exact accusations and your pay grade. We will then vigorously pursue an appropriate defense strategy.

Protecting Your Rights During Investigations

If your command questions you about a military justice matter or asks you to see the military police or criminal investigative division, you have specific rights guaranteed to you by Article 31 the uniform code. In fact, these rights historically gave rise to civilian “Miranda” rights.

If you are a member of the military and believe you are under suspicion in an investigation, we will advise you about what you can do to protect your Article 31 suspect rights.

Defending You Against Nonjudicial Punishment

We also represent clients who are facing nonjudicial punishment (NJP), also known as a captain’s mast. The command can use this mechanism to quickly dispose of minor allegations, including administrative consequences of off-base criminal charges.

If you are facing any sort of military justice proceedings, don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss what our experienced team of lawyers can do to protect your rights.

Based in Savannah, Georgia, we serve clients throughout Coastal Georgia, including Springfield, Rincon, Pooler, Brunswick, Darien, Statesboro, Hinesville, Richmond Hill, Pembroke, Woodbine, Bloomingdale, Hindsville, Garden City, Pooler, Port Wentworth, Thunderbolt, Tybee Island and other communities in Chatham County, Effingham County, Liberty County, Bryan County, Bulloch County, Long County, McIntosh County, Glynn County and Camden County. We also represent service members at Fort Stewart Military Reservation and Hunter Army Airfield, and we handle certain military law matters for clients nationwide.