Article 134 Offenses and Your Defense
Nationwide Military Criminal Defense Lawyer
When you are charged with any offense, whether it is a violation of Article 134, other sections of the UCMJ or a war crime as covered by international law, you want the best legal representation you can obtain.
A uniformed attorney can assist you but there can be serious liabilities to this form of counsel. Many times, a court-appointed lawyer will be unfamiliar and untested in trial settings. This is especially true for high-profile cases involving certain sexual offenses, crimes of violence such assault with intent to commit murder, weapons trafficking charges or alleged crimes in combat situations. Uniformed counsel may also be under pressures from command sources, an overloaded work schedule and other factors that will not allow them to deliver the knowledgeable and skilled defense that an accomplished nationwide military criminal defense attorney can provide.
The Law Offices of Haytham Faraj, PLLC has gained a well-earned reputation for their successful military criminal defense for personnel in the U.S. and around the world. Our founding attorney remains the only individual ever to try 3 major war crimes cases and win them all. He has assisted members of the military in over numerous court martial cases and has prevailed. His actions on behalf of clients have resulted in acquittals or a dismissal of charges in well-known trials for rape, murder, war crimes and espionage. He has never lost a military case. If you face legal action for Article 134 violations, or are concerned that you soon will be, you should give yourself every advantage possible to avoid the consequences of conviction.
Court Martial Repercussions
Article 134 is intended to embrace a large variety of offenses that are not already covered in the UCMJ. These violations are generally divided into 3 categories. These categories are offenses that are directly prejudicial to good order and discipline in the military, conduct that brings discredit to the armed forces and noncapital crimes that are in violation of federal law. Examples are bribery, disloyal statements, certain firearms charges, indecent exposure, impersonating an officer, kidnapping, obstructing justice, violation of parole, carrying a concealed weapon and many more.
Article 134 offenses result in court martial and will be punished “at the discretion” of the court. The final repercussions can be demotion, incarceration, dishonorable discharge and more. The firm’s attorneys strongly encourage you to give yourself a viable opportunity to succeed in the legal confrontation ahead.
Contact a military criminal defense lawyer serving nationwide to learn what legal actions can be taken in your defense, if you face prosecution for an Article 134 violation.