Jacksonville Military Criminal Charges Lawyer
Military personnel have many of the same rights as civilians, regarding illegal search and seizure, taking of statements and the rights to counsel – if fact, in some areas, military personnel have greater rights. If you are a U.S. service member under investigation for a criminal or disciplinary offense and you have already made a statement implicating yourself, it may be ruled out as evidence, depending upon the conditions and circumstances under which you made the statement.
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The Law Offices of Phillip Stackhouse, PLLC is led by military law defense lawyer Phillip Stackhouse. Mr. Stackhouse has more than 10 years of experience representing members of the U.S. Armed Forces and civilian contractors under investigation for criminal offenses. In 2006, Mr. Stackhouse retired as a Marine JAG officer and opened the Law Offices of Phillip Stackhouse, PLLC in Jacksonville, North Carolina. As a civilian attorney, Mr. Stackhouse continues to pursue justice and the protection of rights of military men and women facing a possible court martial or administrative separation hearing for a violation of UCMJ regulations.
If You Have Already Made a Statement, He Will Examine Every Line
If you have already made a statement, Mr. Stackhouse will review it, line by line, to investigate the circumstances. Commanders wield a lot of power in the military system. It is not unusual for a enlisted men and women or commissioned officers to feel compelled to admit guilt or involvement, without understanding that the coercion may be a violation of rights. You have the many of the same constitutional protections of any U.S. citizen and, in some circumstances, more protections under Military Rules. When you are on a military installation, you are do lose some rights to refusing searches and inspections, but when it comes to making a statement about an offense, military personnel actually have more rights afforded to them than their civilian counterparts. For civilians the Fifth Amendment and Miranda rights against self-incrimination normally don't attach until after arrest. Under Article 31 of the UCMJ, you have protections from the moment a command investigation has begun and you are suspected of an offense under the UCMJ. Protect that right with an experienced military defense attorney immediately.
Get Aggressive Legal Defense the Moment You Know You Are Under Investigation
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 career. Contact Mr. Stackhouse's office for a no-cost initial consultation about Mr. Stackhouse's services and how he can help protect your rights.