Military Assault Defense Lawyer
Assault Charges in Military Court: Article 128 UCMJ
When going into battle, any military man or women wants the very best chance to succeed. Aside from materials, equipment and supplies, this could mean the best training, the most experience and an established record in other engagements. The same holds true for military criminal defense actions, especially when you face charges for assault or the related offense of battery.
Per the UCMJ, assault is using force to do bodily harm or injury to another, whether you were successful in that effort or not. The attempt alone can cause a finding of guilt in an assault case. Assault can also be tried as a sexual offense, as in the case of inappropriate touching and other actions. Simple assault can become an aggravated charge if grave bodily harm was caused or there was use of a deadly weapon. As a member of the armed forces, if you are charged with assault you can face two sets of charges, military and civilian. In these situations, your best chance to succeed lies in the use of an accomplished nationwide military criminal defense attorney from The Law Offices of Haytham Faraj, PLLC.
Favorable Results in Military Cases
The firm is headed by an attorney who is renowned for his commitment and results in defending members of the military. He is the sole U.S. attorney ever to defend 3 major war crime cases and achieve acquittals for his clients in each case. In one of his cases, 10 individuals were accused of spying and all, except his client, pled or were found guilty. His client was acquitted of the spying charge. He also represented a very senior Marine Corps officer who was facing a murder charge and the severe repercussions that can entail. In an Article 32 hearing, the charges against the officer were dismissed.
The military consequences of an assault charge can be a dishonorable discharge, court martial and others. The civilian penalties can be steep fines, time spent in jail and a criminal record that will stay with you.
Although you may not have initiated a fight, sometimes it is only the victor in an altercation that gets charged with assault. You may have only been defending yourself and still be charged with assault. This is where experience in investigating such charges and knowing the errors that may be made can provide the firm’s attorneys with the opportunity for a favorable result in your case.
If you have been charged with assault, contact a nationwide assault defense lawyer from the firm to see the advantages of experienced military legal representation.