Nationwide Court Martial Defense Lawyer
A Record of Success by Court Martial Defense Lawyer
The Law Offices of Haytham Faraj, PLLC has the distinction of having assisted members of the military in many courts martial and has achieved success in every one. As a former Marine officer, he is in the unique position of knowing first-hand how the UCMJ is administered and what it takes to win in military criminal defense settings. He is one of the best known and well-respected military criminal defense attorneys in the U.S. and is undefeated in trials. He has successfully defended members of the military in some of the most famous cases since Vietnam, including the Pendleton eight case, U.S. v. Frank Wuterich in the Haditha Massacre case and the Matthew McCabe Navy Seal detainee abuse case.
If you are currently facing a court martial or an Article 32 hearing, it is imperative that a proven nationwide military criminal defense attorney be retained to take up your defense. Appointed military counsel is frequently inexperienced and is restricted in the actions he or she can take. Whether your charges have to do with a war crime, drug offense, sexual offense or a crime of violence such as assault or murder, the consequences can be severe. Even with relatively minor offenses, being found guilty can adversely affect your career for many years to come. Along with a permanent criminal record, penalties can also include a dishonorable discharge, incarceration and the death penalty. The firm is dedicated to seeing that members of the military receive the best defense counsel possible, no matter the charges they face.
General, Special and Summary Courts Martial
A summary court martial, special court martial (SPCM) or a general court martial (GCM) are the 3 different types of proceedings you can face according to the UCMJ. In each, just as in a civilian court of law, you must be proven to be guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. Additionally, all courts martial must follow specific military rules of evidence. The 3 types are different in how they are made up, the way they are conducted and the punishments that can be enforced upon you.
For some individuals, the best course of action may be to negotiate a lesser type of court martial, thus reducing any penalties you face. In other cases, the firm’s experience and established track record of victory can be utilized to produce the best outcome possible against the charges you face.
If you face court martial or feel that you soon will, quickly contact a nationwide court martial lawyer to find out how the charges against you can be successfully defended.