Military Combat Zone Criminal Defense Lawyer
If you are charged with misconduct, a criminal offense or a war crime while serving on combat duty in Iraq or Afghanistan, the military will handle the UCMJ matter as if you are at a garrison stationed in the United States. In short, any command investigation, board of inquiry and Article 32 pretrial investigation, as well as the subsequent court martial or administrative separation, will take place in the combat zone.
Military Criminal Defense in Iraq and Afghanistan
Attorney Phillip Stackhouse is a retired U.S. Marine JAG officer who now protects the rights of service men and women facing criminal charges and disciplinary actions on duty, including on duty in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The Stress of Combat and Repeat Tours of Duty Cannot Be Dismissed
During this time of war and conflict, service men and women are being deployed to both Iraq and Afghanistan on a recurring and frequent basis. During these deployments they are put in harm's way and called upon to make split-second life-and-death decisions. Men and women at young ages and of limited training are being placed in positions of leadership and increased responsibility. There are also those called upon to take bolder and more daring actions against the enemy: to attack the enemy with overwhelming force and violence. Honest mistakes can lead to both U.S. Military and civilian nationals being killed or seriously wounded, but, unfortunately, sometimes this is the price a nation pays for going to war.
More and more of those who volunteer to serve their country in harm's way are finding themselves charged with crimes as a result of their tour or tours in combat. In an environment where operational tempo is high and chaos is the norm, decisions made in a split second are being reviewed from the comfortable position of using 20/20 hindsight and taking all the time needed to critique each decision-point.
Additionally, political pressures are being brought to bear on the military by those who disagree with the current American policies, i.e., they are literally making the job of the individual service man and woman on the ground a political issue. All of this can be seen in the past investigations into alleged killings of civilians by Marines in Haditha and Hamdaniya, Iraq, and even newer allegations into soldiers from the Army's Stryker Brigades killing civilians.
You are providing exceptional efforts on behalf of our country. You deserve, and need, exceptional defense representation to protect your rights and your career. The Law Offices of Phillip Stackhouse has earned a reputation for excellence among service men and women stationed around the world. Phillip is ready to travel to any combat zone, anytime, to stand by your side and fight to protect your future.
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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 Jacksonville military defense attorney can save your freedom and your career. Contact his office for a no-cost initial consultation about his services and how he can help protect your rights.