Military Battery Defense Attorney
Focus on Military Criminal Defense: UCMJ Article 128
The Law Offices of Haytham Faraj, PLLC focuses on military criminal defense matters of all types, from courts martial and discharge hearings to Article 134 offenses, war crimes, officer misconduct and a multitude of others. The firm has 26 years of combined legal experience and success in many high profile and difficult military cases, including those in which charges for murder, espionage, sexual offenses and more were involved.
The firm’s stellar record for acquittals and the dismissal of charges begins with its founding attorney. He served for 22 years as an enlisted Marine and officer, attended college at The Citadel and was deployed in both Operation Desert Shield and Desert Strom among others. With his knowledge of the UCMJ, along with a complete understanding of military legal rules and procedures, he is the sole lawyer in the U.S. to have tried and won 3 major war crimes trials. These trials resulted in acquittals in the Pendleton eight case, U.S. v. Frank Wuterich (the Haditha Massacre) and the well-known Navy Seal detainee abuse case (U.S. v. Matthew McCabe).
If you have been charged with the violent crime of battery, you will need all the advantages you can muster in order to reach a favorable outcome. Such accusations can bring about an Article 32 investigation leading to a general court martial and an eventual discharge hearing. Criminal penalties can include a permanent criminal record, large fines and a jail sentence. A conviction can end what was otherwise a fine career. You need counsel from an individual you can rely on, a nationwide military criminal defense lawyer who has a firmly established record of outstanding results.
Disproving a Battery Case
In a battery case, it must be proven that you attempted and committed bodily harm to another. Both your intention to harm another and the act itself are key elements of the crime. The injury can be caused by an indirect method and still constitute the crime of battery, such as when a machine is purposely altered which then brings about bodily harm.
Battery charges are not always what they seem. Sometimes, they can be made out of jealousy, anger or spite. In other cases, you may have been defending yourself and all the facts surrounding your situation need to be investigated and brought to light. Regardless of the charges you face, the firm strives to protect your rights while preparing and executing a strategy for victory in your case.
Quickly contact a military battery defense attorney from our firm if you are accused of battery, want to understand the charges how to fight back.