Military offenses have the potential to end a career. This area of law is complex, which means that it can be difficult to know what your options are once you realize that you are under investigation for violations of the Uniform Code of Military Justice or other offenses. If you are in the military, and you are suspected or accused of an offense, you may rightly feel uncertain about the future of your career. You should consult military defense attorney Philip D. Cave. He has over 40 years of experience helping service members in the U.S. armed forces who have faced courts-martial and other adverse actions. Mr. Cave has represented clients in the Norfolk area, Fort Hood, Fort Bragg, and countless other locations around the country, as well as overseas in countries such as Korea, Germany, Spain, Italy, and Great Britain.
People accused of wrongdoing under the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) may be required to participate in a court-martial trial. Court-martials are criminal trials for military service members who have been accused of committing crimes set forth in the UCMJ’s Punitive Articles. Article 32 of the UCMJ allows an investigation, which is like a pretrial hearing in state or federal civil court, to move forward. The goal of the investigation is to determine whether a crime was committed and whether there is probable cause to think that the person who was accused committed the crime. Military defense lawyer Philip D. Cave has defended service members against charges of sexual assault, manslaughter, fraud, aiding the enemy, fraternization, drug offenses, AWOL violations, computer crimes, mutiny, desertion, drunk on duty, insubordination, and larceny.