Domestic Violence in the Military
Fighting Your Military Domestic Violence Charges in Civilian Court
The military has a higher rate of domestic violence cases than the general population, especially among service members suffering from PTSD. A conviction for domestic violence can negatively affect your career and rank. Not only that, but you could lose your ability to carry a firearm. If you are facing such charges, call a San Diego military attorney right away to represent you in your civilian court case.
Penalties for Domestic Violence
Incidents which occur off-base will result in charges being filed in the state's criminal court. Our firm has extensive experience representing U.S. military members in civilian criminal courts. An accusation of domestic violence will cause Family Advocacy to separate the alleged abuser from the victim by forcing the accused to reside in the barracks while an investigation is conducted.
A domestic violence conviction can result in penalties that include:
- Heavy fines
- Loss of pay
- Dishonorable discharge
If you have been accused of domestic violence, you should get in touch with a San Diego defense attorney who has military law experience while the investigation is being conducted. The investigation period is when my firm can build a defense for you. The more time my firm has to work on crafting your legal approach, the better. My firm can also bargain with the court martial if there is any substance to the charge, securing lesser penalties or consequences.
Contact My San Diego Military Criminal Defense Firm for Superior Defense
Conviction of domestic violence could entail more consequences than just criminal penalties – your reputation and your future in the military are at stake. Hiring a criminal defense attorney with experience in military law is critical to making sure you have the best defense possible. I understand the relevant civil court procedures and sentencing and I can devise the proper legal strategy for your case.
The military takes charges of domestic violence very seriously, so make sure you have the proper legal team behind you! Call Kern Law, APC right away and fight for your freedom.
Get in touch with my San Diego firm today and schedule your free case evaluation.