Military Justice

Military Justice Attorneys

As military justice lawyers in Long Island, we place a high priority on helping our men and women in uniform retain their rights during courts-martial, administrative separation boards, and other types of hearings. If you or a loved one is facing legal trouble while in the service, contact our Nassau County and Suffolk County practice to set up a free consultation.

Unique Challenges

Not every NYC lawyer is qualified to operate within the structure of the military justice system. In the U.S. armed forces, military law as specified by the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) governs conduct as well as the procedures used to enforce the code. We have a history of successfully practicing under these specialized requirements, defending those under investigation for violations of military law. If you are facing discharge, separation, or disciplinary proceedings, it is important that you get a capable military justice attorney on your side as quickly as possible.

Types of Proceedings

The military uses a number of different processes to address alleged violations of the UCMJ. These include:

  • Hearings. Hearings are held to determine whether a case should be referred to a formal court-martial for official prosecution. Having a lawyer assist at a hearing may prevent charges from ever progressing to trial. A hearing is also held when a superior officer intends to impose non-judicial punishment without a court-martial.
  • Separation Boards and Boards of Inquiry. The purposes of boards are mainly to gather information and compile reports, which are then submitted to guide further legal proceedings. A military attorney in Long Island can have a strong impact by providing important information about your case to separation and inquiry boards.
  • Courts-martial. Legal trials under military law are referred to as courts-martial. The proceedings and penalties are different from those in civilian trials, and are conducted by officials within the military justice system. They are largely independent, subject to the jurisdiction of the U.S. Supreme Court only under very specific circumstances.

Immediate Action

When you obtain the help of a good Long Island military lawyer, he or she will immediately begin gathering information about your case, consulting with experts, and devising the defense that will best serve you. The more time that passes, the more difficult it becomes to construct a solid case before proceedings begin. Call our office any time for a free consultation and put our knowledge of military justice to work for you.
Military Justice Attorney