Military-Specific Offenses

The military is unique in the fact that the Uniform Code of Military Justice has a plethora of military-specific offenses that one can be charged with.

This gives each service the ability to charge a wider-range of alleged misconduct. A service member can be charged with a number of military-specific offenses: being late for duty, absent without leave, derelict in their duties, disobeying orders or regulations, giving false statements, and even using provoking speech. Some of these offenses can be so generic, that without proper representation, the government will assuredly have the upper hand.

In some cases, the government will use the military-specific offenses as a “catch-all” if their other charged offenses are weak.

They only want a conviction, so at the end of the day, the military-specific offense is irrelevant as long as the conviction is received. Do not think for a moment that a presumably trivial accusation will go away. If the prosecution wants to make an example out of someone, they will use whatever lawful means at their disposal to ensure “justice” is done. Our team has the experience to thwart these accusations and preserve careers.

If you have been charged with a military criminal offense in Alaska or Nationwide, Carlson Law Group, LLC, can advise you of your rights and options under the military criminal system and will vigorously defend you against the charges brought by the government.

Carlson Law Group, LLC, has vast experience protecting servicemembers’ rights in courts-martial and other proceedings. Contact us today for your confidential case evaluation, or call 907-677-8111.

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