Trusted Sexual Assault Defense Lawyers

Securing Justice for Naval Station Everett Military Members 

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90% Acquittal Rate*

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Within 24 – 48 Hours

Specialists In Sexual Assault & Harassment

Your Team of Military Trial Defense Attorneys

Tim Cedar

Tim Cedar, resides in Milton, Washington as an attorney with a decade of military justice experience as a Navy JAG, is dedicated to achieving justice for his clients. He represents servicemembers in various branches, handling UCMJ charges and appeals. Additionally, he manages Redwood Law PLLC, where he combines his trial and civil litigation experience to advocate for injured pedestrians and cyclists in the Seattle-Tacoma area, bringing both legal skill and personal passion to these cases. Tim’s unwavering commitment to justice has been a constant in his career, from his military service to his civilian practice.

Christopher Cazares

Chris Cazares started his legal career with the Air Force. He holds a J.D. and boasts over a decade of legal experience. His career has encompassed roles as both a defense lawyer and prosecutor, reflecting his adaptability and unwavering commitment to justice. Commissioned in the United States Air Force in 2001, Chris served as a military defense lawyer, top-ranked prosecutor, and instructor. He has handled numerous cases, including a death penalty defense, and is dedicated to meeting his clients’ unique needs. His impactful legal contributions extend to the Tacoma, Washington community, where he has made a significant mark.

Lance Wood

Lance Wood, has spent 20+ years as a military defense lawyer. His journey began with a solemn oath taken 37 days after 9/11 to uphold and defend the Constitution as part of the United States Air Force JAG Corps. Lance’s extensive career included roles as a prosecutor, defense counsel, and appellate defense counsel, earning him recognition as the #1 Senior Defense Counsel in the Air Force in 2011. His unwavering commitment to justice and defending those who protect America is evident, and as a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, he continues to champion this cause. Lance’s work in Tacoma, Washington, reflects his belief that the Constitution is not a mere technicality but a cornerstone of justice.

What Our Clients Say

Tim Cedar helped me out drastically with my case against the Military. He had everything ready since I was on the East coast and he was on the west coast it was hard to have an in person meeting, but he delivered every information needed for the case in a timely manner over the phone. He was easy to reach out to if I had questions. When the time came for us to be in the court room he had excellent arguments and details that made it so that I could go home to my kids and wife back on the west coast. Overall if you’re up front with him and not hiding anything Tim will have your back, and 100% do what he can to help.” –  A Tacoma Military Serviceman 

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Justice Advocates Defending The Falsely Accused

At Military Trial Defenders, we are fully committed to protecting the rights of Naval Station Everett personnel facing military justice charges. Our team of skilled lawyers and military justice experts specialize in defending sailors, Marines, Coast Guardsmen and other service members stationed at the base.

That’s why we fight aggressively against false accusations and wrongful charges. When you need unwavering advocacy, rely on Military Trial Defenders. We assist with charges ranging from sexual assault, theft and drug use to conduct unbecoming of an officer.

Being accused of sexual assault turns your life upside down, especially for those serving at Naval Station Everett. False allegations can derail military careers and livelihoods built over many years of service. Don’t go through this alone. The experienced military lawyers at Military Trial Defenders understand the stakes and can provide the aggressive defense you need.

Understanding Sexual Assault Charges in the Military

Military law handles sexual assault and harassment allegations through the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ). If formally charged, you could face court martial for offenses like rape, sexual assault, sodomy, or adultery. These convictions often lead to dishonorable discharge and imprisonment.

The military has a zero tolerance policy for sexual misconduct. While disciplines may be well-intentioned, overzealous prosecution can lead to false accusations and wrongful convictions. This winds up punishing innocent people instead of actual perpetrators.

Where False Accusations Originate

False allegations sometimes arise from misunderstandings or regrets over a consensual relationship. Other times, accusers misidentify an alleged perpetrator or make malicious claims for revenge. Communication gaps, biases, and questionable investigative practices further compound these injustices.

Unfortunately, military defendants are guilty until proven innocent under the UCMJ. The odds stack against you from day one. If convicted by court martial, you face career-ending consequences.

Why a Dedicated Military Lawyer Matters

Navigating the military justice system requires specialized legal knowledge and experience. At Military Trial Defenders, our sole focus is defending service members like you against sexual assault allegations. 

We understand military culture and processes surrounding investigations, JAG procedures, and courts martial. Backed by a seasoned team of investigators and experts, we build compelling defenses to fight false allegations.

Avoid Career-Ending Convictions

Military convictions don’t just carry prison time – they often result in devastating professional consequences. A felony conviction leads to automatic discharge characterization of Other Than Honorable or Dishonorable. This destroys benefits like the GI Bill, VA loans and military retirement.

A court martial conviction also creates a permanent federal criminal record. This severely limits future job opportunities and follows you for life. Work diligently with a defense lawyer to avoid or overturn convictions by building strong cases for trial.

Act Now If Facing Charges

If you are suspected of a military crime, it’s absolutely vital that you immediately contact a defense lawyer and avoid questioning. Military Trial Defenders offers free case evaluations to advise you and begin building the strongest defense possible. Don’t delay – call today to protect your rights.

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Your Trusted Legal Advocates

At Military Trial Defenders, the legal team understands the complexities of military law and the unique challenges military members may encounter. With their knowledge and unwavering dedication, they are prepared to stand by your side, ensuring that your rights and interests are vigorously defended.

FAQ Section

How is Military Trial Defenders focused on helping people in Tacoma, Washington and the nearby Naval Base?

Military Trial Defenders provides specialized legal services to service members in Tacoma and the Naval Base. Our experienced military defense attorneys understand the unique needs of the military community. We are located near Joint Base Lewis-McChord to offer convenient access. Our goal is to protect the rights of military personnel facing legal issues.

What are the potential consequences of a court martial conviction?

A court martial conviction for sexual assault or rape can lead to prison time, dishonorable discharge, and loss of benefits. You stand to lose your career, reputation, and livelihood.

How can I protect myself from false allegations?

Avoid situations where you are alone with another service member. Be careful in relationships and clearly communicate intentions. Save communications and document interactions to prevent misunderstandings.

What should I do if accused of sexual assault?

Immediately contact a military defense lawyer. Avoid questioning and get legal representation before providing any statements. This is essential for building your strongest defense case.

Can I be convicted with zero evidence?

Yes, military cases come down to your word against the accuser’s word. Without substantiating evidence, the court martial panel may side against you. Experienced legal defense is key.

How much does a military lawyer cost?

Quality defense helps avoid devastating consequences, but costs vary by location and case complexity. Many firms offer free consultations, so contact a lawyer to discuss your specific situation.

Our Tacoma Washington Location

5401 S Tacoma Way, 

Tacoma, WA 98409

(877) 916-9657

Lance@mtdjustice.com

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