Weapons Charges in the Military

Criminal Military Defense Attorney

If you are facing a weapons charge and are in the military or reserve, you will need a competent military criminal defense lawyer to represent you. Weapons charges can occur if you have been accused of stealing a military weapon, possibly to take home when completing your term of duty. They can also occur if you were to illegally use your firearm in a criminal activity while serving in the military. Regardless of the situation, this is a serious penalty that can result in imprisonment and a dishonorable discharge, which can affect the rest of your life.

International Defense Attorney Handling Weapons Charges for Military Members

When dealing with weapons charges in a military setting the charges can become more complicated due to the complexity of military justice laws. As in civilian law, there can be additional charges brought to bear when a crime is committed with the use of a weapon. Below are some common weapons offenses:

  • Selling or delivering guns
  • Using a gun while under the influence of alcohol/drugs
  • Manufacturing firearms or other guns
  • Discharging a firearm in public
  • Brandishing a gun
  • Illegal possession of a firearm
  • Carrying a concealed gun
  • Improper exhibition of a firearm or guns

The penalties for gun violations are severe and can result in considerable jail time and other sanctions against a service member. Any crime committed while using a gun will automatically have increased penalties and sentences.

If you are facing weapons charges, it is vital you reach us right away. Our aggressive and experienced team of military defense lawyers will focus on how best to defend you against the charges brought against you. Following our complete confidential interview, we will be able to determine the correct strategy to pursue in defending your case. Our legal team has been serving the military for many years and will skillfully represent your interests wherever you may be posted worldwide.

Facing a weapons charge in the military? Contact Military Justice International for effective representation.