Military Weapon Trafficking Defense Attorney
Military Criminal Defense Attorney Explains Penalties for Weapon Trafficking under Article 134
Prosecution for Article 134 offenses, a court martial and/or a discharge hearing are military punishments that you can face for a weapon trafficking charge. Civil penalties can include significant fines and long terms of imprisonment. Additionally, prosecutors will, at times, link a weapons charge to other crimes such as larceny, assault, battery, murder and terrorism. When this occurs, the penalties for conviction will be greatly increased.
If you are charged with weapons trafficking, you can enlist the aid of a court-appointed military lawyer. Based on 26 years of hard-won experience, attorneys at The Law Offices of Haytham Faraj, PLLC would advise against this. Commonly, a court-appointed lawyer does not have the experience or knowledge required to mount a strong defense against your charges. They may also lack the motivation and commitment that a nationwide military criminal defense lawyer from the firm will have. Weapon trafficking is a serious offense that will be prosecuted harshly. You need a defense that can match or better the forces that will be mustered against you.
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The firm’s lead counsel began his career as an enlisted infantry Marine. This was followed by a distinguished career as an infantry officer followed by his becoming a military lawyer. His 22 years of service provided the distinctive background that is required to understand military laws and regulations and how those apply in military criminal defense situations. To this day, he is the sole attorney to ever defend 3 major war crimes cases and win each of them. These included his representation of a Navy Seal in a high-profile detainee abuse case, a client who was accused of murdering 24 people and a very senior Marine Officer who was alleged to have murdered another person. In all cases, the charges were either dismissed or an acquittal was obtained and he has never lost a military case.
Trafficking charges can include not only guns and other small arms but ammunition, man portable defense systems and many other types of weapons. Part of the intense push to crack down on weapon trafficking is attempts in recent years to sell U.S. arms to known terrorists or those suspected of terrorism. When you are charged with any weapon trafficking offense, your first action should be to contact us. The sooner we are involved with your case, the better prepared we can be to effectively defend you.