Tacoma's trusted military trial defense: Your Legal Shield In Washington

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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 Tacoma Certified Military Lawyer

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, Tacoma Certified Military Lawyer

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 Tacoma Certified Military Lawyer

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.

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What Our Clients Say

“My legal team worked with Mr Woods to sort out all the ins and outs of the Fort Carson hospital command. He was very responsive to my needs and offered expertise in military law and defense. Mr Woods made me feel comfortable and more confident in navigating the military legal system. I am most appreciative to him!” –  A Military Serviceman 

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Major Military Installments In The Area & Our Specialty

Welcome to Tacoma, Washington, and the Puget Sound, a region with a rich history of supporting the brave men and women of the armed forces stationed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM), Naval Base Kitsap, NAS Whidbey Island, and Naval Station Everett, as well as many smaller installations. In this vibrant and welcoming community, service members, their families, and civilians associated with the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, or Coast Guard can find a myriad of resources and support to enhance their quality of life and well-being. Additionally, when it comes to legal support, Lance Wood, Tim Ceder, and the Military Trial Defender team are here to provide tailored assistance to ensure the legal needs of our military community are met.

Mobilizing Legal Support: Military Defense in Tacoma

When legal issues arise, service members and civilians associated with the military need access to experienced and dedicated legal support. Lance Wood, Tim Ceder, and the Military Trial Defenders are here to provide assistance. With years of experience in military law, they understand the unique challenges faced by military personnel and their families. Whether it’s criminal charges being sent to a court-martial, an adverse administrative matter that requires an urgent response, or a desire to correct inaccuracies and injustices you may be facing, Lance Wood, Tim Ceder, and the team are ready to provide guidance and representation.

Your Trusted Legal Team in Tacoma, Washington

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.

Military Trial Defenders - Tacoma

 

Military Trial Defenders Are Specialists In Tacoma, Washington, Due to Our:

Unique Team Approach: We guide clients through the military justice system with a team-based strategy, ensuring comprehensive legal support.

Local Knowledge: We are based in Tacoma, Washington, intimately understanding the legal landscape, resources, and community.

Diverse Specializations: While we excel in sexual assault and drug offense defense, we also handle a wide range of cases, from court-martial defense to adverse administrative matters (reprimands, NJPs, separation boards), as well as criminal appeals within the military justice system. Our team has the breadth of experience to address your legal issue.

Military Trial Defense Services

With a unique team approach to the process, Military Trial Defenders is your firm that will fight for you through the military justice system. We are local to Tacoma, Washington and our experienced team of attorneys specialize in sexual assault and drug offense legal defense. 

Sexual Assault

Military personnel facing sexual assault charges must have a dedicated team of legal defenders as these crimes are difficult and complicated to navigate. Consequences can range from disciplinary actions to federal convictions to sex offender registration or up to life in prison. Due to of the gravity and complications behind military sexual assault charges, you need a team as experienced as Military Trial Defenders.

Drug Offenses

Drug use offenses and positive drug tests can be a career-ending charge for members of the military.  That’s why you need an experienced team of military specialists on your side. The consequences surrounding these drug offenses can be very complicated depending on the circumstances and severity of charges.  If you are facing charges for a positive drug test or urinalysis, you need a defense lawyer on your side to help.

FAQ Section

Why do I need a military defense attorney?
  • A military defense attorney, such as Lance Wood, Tim Ceder, and Military Trial Defenders, is essential to protect your rights, provide legal expertise specific to the military, and build a strong defense in criminal cases, administrative actions, and career-related matters within the military justice system.
What types of cases do you handle?

Lance Wood, Tim Ceder, and Military Trial Defenders can assist with a wide range of legal matters, including court-martial defense, administrative actions, and more. They are experienced in handling cases involving sexual assault and can provide expert legal representation and guidance in these sensitive and complex matters.

 

What Makes Military Trial Defenders Specialists In Tacoma Washington?

Military Trial Defenders stands out with our unique team approach in guiding clients through the military justice system. Based in Tacoma, Washington, we’re your local legal team specializing in sexual assault and drug offense defense. In addition, we also handle a wide range of cases, from court-martial defense to adverse administrative matters to criminal appeals.

 

What should I do if I'm facing legal issues while stationed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord?

If facing legal issues at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, it is essential to contact a military defense attorney, such as Military Trial Defenders. Additionally, inform your chain of command that you are seeking legal representation and follow legal procedures while maintaining professionalism throughout the process.

 

What should I do if I'm facing legal issues while stationed at Naval Base Kitsap or another Navy base?

If facing legal issues within the Navy, it is essential to contact a military defense attorney, such as Military Trial Defenders. Additionally, inform your chain of command that you are seeking legal representation and follow legal procedures while maintaining professionalism throughout the process.

 

Are there any military branches / situations where you can’t represent me?

While Military Trial Defenders primarily focuses on legal defense in sexual assault and drug offense cases, as well as separation actions, we may have limitations based on specific circumstances or branches. It’s advisable to reach out to our team for a consultation to discuss your individual case and determine our ability to represent you effectively.

 

Do you have a support team, and how can I contact you in case of an emergency or after hours?

Lance Wood, Tim Ceder, and Military Trial Defenders provide 24/7 availability for emergency situations and after-hours support. You can contact them in case of an emergency or after hours through their designated channels for immediate assistance. 

Can you handle cases remotely if I'm deployed or stationed in a different location?

Absolutely. Lance Wood, Tim Ceder, and Military Trial Defenders have the capability to provide legal representation remotely, even if you are deployed or stationed in a different location or country.

 

Our Tacoma Washington Location

5401 S Tacoma Way, 

Tacoma, WA 98409

(877) 916-9657

Lance@mtdjustice.com

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