Military Criminal Defense Attorney
Defense for Sexual Misconduct in the Military
Sexual Misconduct is defined by the military as, "A sexual act or
acts in violation of the Uniform Code of Military Justice that occur between
consenting adults, in private, whether on or off a military installation.
It does not include any sexual act or acts that involve allegations of
force, coercion, or intimidation; under the age of 16; abuse of position
Therefore, there is a distinction between Sexual Misconduct and Sexual
Assault as defined in military law. Sexual harassment has yet another
definition and as you can see, these action can become very confusing
and appear intertwined with each other. This only makes matters worse
when one is trying to find out the truth in a sexual misconduct case.
Because military law is quite different than civilian law, it poses additional
complexities that someone who is not highly experienced may inadequately
address. Also, since many cases involve one who is in the military, a
recruiter or possibly a recruit who is a civilian and hasn't joined
yet, there can be even further complications.
It is therefore recommended that you seek a
military criminal defense attorney who can present the most aggressive and well planned out defense on your
behalf. Having an attorney who is well versed in military law is a must
if you hope to avoid severe penalties.
When you need Military Criminal Defense Lawyers
If you are in the military and find yourself in a situation where you need
legal counsel, placing your defense with a military appointed attorney
might not be your best option. Out of the many military attorneys who
could be appointed to you there is a good chance they will have had less
than two or three years of actual trial experience; yours could even be
their first trial. Do not take risks with your future and freedom; it
is in your best interests to obtain the best legal counsel you can. With
the extensive experience our legal firm has in military law, you can trust
that we will present the most aggressive and thorough defense on your behalf.