Absence Without Leave, Unauthorized Absence, and Desertion
Military Criminal Defense Attorney for AWOL, Desertion, and UA Cases
When a servicemen leaves the military without prior authorization, this
is considered Absence Without Leave (AWOL) or Unauthorized Absence (UA).
Also known as desertion, it is no light matter and can lead to serious
consequences. If AWOL for more than 30 days, a warrant for your arrest
can be issued resulting in a possible federal arrest and conviction. This
could lead to imprisonment and affects your entire future due to the offense
on your record, jeopardizing your future employment and career options.
If you are facing AWOL charges, you need the assistance of a qualified
military criminal defense lawyer in order to obtain a proper defense.
If you are AWOL and have not been arrested, it is in your best interests
to discuss your situation with our experienced attorneys in order to determine
what the best course of action is for your circumstances. As a federal
warrant will be out for your arrest once you are AWOL more than 30 days,
you could be suddenly arrested at any time. If arrested in a local jail,
you will be held there until transferred to a military jail. You will
remain in the brig until you have a military court date, which could take
some time. Military prosecutors will aggressively pursue penalties for
deserters, as they pose dangers to the safety of other service personnel
and the military's reputation.
Military Defense Lawyer Providing AWOL Representation Internationally
As a military serviceman, you may be anywhere in the world when you go
AWOL. Rest assured our worldwide military defense firm is available for
you anytime, anywhere. We are a dedicated and skilled legal team that
has the resources to handle your return to the military in such a manner
as to reduce the consequences as much as possible. Call us for a confidential
consultation to discuss your options following an AWOL or UA.