DUI / Drunk Driving In the Military
Facing a Military DUI
Although a DUI (driving under the influence) is frowned upon, whether in
civilian society or in the military, the consequences of facing a DUI
charge while serving in the military are normally more severe. Any charge
for DUI can be tried through a court-martial, which has stricter guidelines
than states do. Most states have a legal limit of allowable alcohol in
the blood stream as measured by a breathalyzer test. In the military,
if it is found that any amount of alcohol impaired your ability to drive
a vehicle, you are considered and can be charged with DUI. It does not
matter how small an amount of alcohol you had in your blood stream.
With this in mind, it is best to have a
military criminal defense attorney representing your interests in any legal proceeding. You may be appointed
uniformed counsel; however, most appointed counsel
s have no more than two three years’ experience – not enough
to properly defend your case. It is not worth the risk of your freedom
and future due to an inexperienced attorney. Our legal team has an extensive
background in military law and can provide you with an excellent defense.
Defense Lawyer Military Service Members
Military DUI convictions carry stronger penalties than civilian convictions.
Sentences could result in a dishonorable discharge, demotion, pay deductions,
fines or imprisonment. For someone hoping to make a career in the military,
this can certainly end it due to being discharged. Not only will this
ruin your reputation, but you could lose all benefits as well. Don't
risk the dire consequences of a DUI conviction because of inadequate legal
counsel. Our aggressive and caring legal team has former JAG Officers
who know the drill in a military legal setting and can be available to
you anywhere in the world you may need us. Contact us today.