If you are waiting on JAG to provide you with the defense team you deserve you might be waiting for a while. You also won’t have the opportunity of choosing your attorney. With the way that the Uniform Code of Military Justice works, JAG is not allowed to provide a defense attorney until the investigation is complete and you are charged. This means that you will be alone in your defense until this point. Instead of relying on a randomly selected JAG officer, hiring a civilian military attorney from the Military Trial Defenders can get you the favorable outcome you are looking for.
The Benefit of Hiring a Civilian Military Attorney
The outcome of your trial has the potential to change the course of your life and career, and even affect your family. This is not something that you should take lightly, nor rely on a randomly appointed JAG officer to handle. When you hire a civilian military attorney, you are taking the control into your own hands. The first benefit that will pay off right away is the attention and help of an attorney from the get-go. You won’t experience any waiting due to the regulations of the UCMJ system. A civilian attorney doesn’t have to work within the strict regulations and constrictions of the UCMJ system while gathering information and investigating. Not only that, they will have the expertise to get your charges dismissed, reduced, or prepare you a strong case.
The Deficit in JAG
When it comes to the civilian criminal justice system, the DA office of most big cities established a career progression so that young prosecutors start with misdemeanor cases and move up to more complicated cases. JAG doesn’t have this kind of system in place. This means that you are guaranteed an expert lawyer just because your charges are extensive.
A Veteran Civilian Attorney
When your hired civilian military attorney is a veteran, you get the best of both worlds. Lance Wood and Christopher Cazares both have active duty military careers. They use a unique team approach to overcome the many challenges that come with military trials. They understand perfectly how the military justice system works. In addition, they have the freedom to work outside of the restrictions due to their civilian law firm. When you hire Military Trial Defenders to take your case, you are hiring the best. Cazares and Wood work hard on each and every case to provide strong defense and win a favorable outcome. Contact us today!