North Carolina Military Criminal Law Attorney · Retired Marine JAG Officer
General George Washington famously said, "When we assumed the soldier, we did not lay aside the rights of the citizen." Military defense attorney Phillip Stackhouse of Jacksonville, North Carolina, provides well over a decade of experience fighting to protect the rights of U.S. servicemembers and government contractors stationed at military bases around the world. In 2006, Mr. Stackhouse opened The Law Offices of Phillip Stackhouse, PLLC with one goal: to ensure that the rights of all members of all branches of the United States Armed Forces are not violated by the complex process we know as the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ).
A Different System Requires a Different Approach to Protecting Your Rights
One of the first things new servicemembers learn in boot camp is that the UCMJ is not civilian law. In many ways, in fact, military personnel and civilian contractors enjoy a wider protection of rights than civilians in the federal criminal law system. For example, state or federal authorities are allowed to carry on an extensive grand jury investigations without the suspect ever knowing about it, until the arrest is made. Under military law, the service member must be immediately informed when a command investigation, a board of inquiry or the Board of Separation convenes a matter.
Mr. Stackhouse represents servicemembers and contractors worldwide in all UCMJ matters, including:
- Courts martial for criminal offenses
- Boards of inquiries
- Command investigations
- General officer legal matters
- Administrative separations, issues involving Article 32
- AWOL, UA and desertion
- Revoked security clearances
- Military justice matters in Iraq and Afghanistan
Federal Criminal Defense
In addition to military law matters, Mr. Stackhouse is also a seasoned, respected criminal defense attorney for individuals charged with federal felony offenses in federal courts throughout the United States.
Did you already give a statement implicating your involvement in the crime?
Even if you have already made a statement implicating yourself in a crime, it is not too late to protect your rights. Because of the circumstances under which the statements were extracted, the right lawyer can fight to get statements admitting guilt or involvement ruled out of the prosecution.
It is important to seek sound, aggressive, legal counsel as soon as possible after you know you are in legal trouble in the military system. The earlier your attorney can start a defense investigation and question evidence, the better chance you will have of building a strong, effective defense that can save your freedom and your career.
From offices in Jacksonville, North Carolina, Mr. Stackhouse represents members of the U.S. Armed Forces and military contractors involved in military justice cases and investigations at installations throughout the United States and around the world. The right military defense attorney can save your career. Contact Mr. Stackhouse's office for a no-cost initial consultation and learn how Mr. Stackhouse can help protect your rights.