North Carolina Involuntary Discharge Attorney
For career service men and women, an involuntary discharge can be a more severe punishment than going to the brig. If you are facing involuntary discharge as a disciplinary action, you face the loss of your reputation, pay and future benefits. An involuntary discharge often results in an other than honorable characterization and can haunt you forever.
Phillip Stackhouse is a military defense lawyer. In 2006, Mr. Stackhouse retired after 22 years as a Marine Corps officer. As a JAG officer, Mr. Stackhouse had the opportunity to see the worst that can happen to good men and women facing an involuntary discharge because of perceived under-performance or misconduct. It is difficult to watch many good careers go wasted that could have been saved if the service member would have sought aggressive, experienced legal counsel. When Mr. Stackhouse returned to Jacksonville, North Carolina, he opened the Law Offices of Phillip Stackhouse, PLLC with the purpose of protecting the rights of our U.S. service men and women facing the harshest of all punishment actions.
Get an Experienced Lawyer on Your Side Right Away
For officers, being notified of a board of inquiry is the first step of the process to determine whether you will be allowed to remain on active duty. For enlisted men and women, a command investigation may similarly result in the convening of an administrative separation board to verify whether misconduct or nonperformance warrants administrative separation as a possible consequence.
As soon as you receive notice that an investigation is under way, you should seek legal counsel right away. The earlier you can start an aggressive defense to challenge the evidence and support your side, the better chance you will have of avoiding a possible involuntary separation. It is never too early to get an attorney on your side; and it is never too late — even if you have already made a statement implicating your guilt or involvement in the incident.
Having an Attorney With Exceptional Advocacy Skills Is Critical
Mr. Stackhouse understands the UCMJ system and how protocol and rank affects decisions made in military hearings both criminal and administrative. Mr. Stackhouse is a firm, aggressive negotiator with a commitment to helping service personnel get the best possible protection of their rights. It's your career and it's worth protecting. Mr. Stackhouse has military defense experience in all areas of disciplinary actions, including:
- Administrative separation defense
- Court martial defense
- Boards of inquiry representation
- General officer matters
- Revocation of security clearances
- Boards for Correction of Military Records
- Discharge Review Boards
- And Federal Court matters
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From offices in Jacksonville, North Carolina, Mr. Stackhouse represent 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 Jacksonville administrative separation attorney can save your career. Contact our offices for a no-cost initial consultation about Mr. Stackhouse's services and how Mr. Stackhouse can help protect your rights.