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.

Contact our office for legal military assistance for any AWOL situation you might have.