San Diego Military Defense Attorney Takes On Courts-Martial Appeals

Appeals For Special Courts-Martial Or General Courts-Martial

If you have been convicted of a military offense and have received a sentence in excess of a year or a sentence that includes a punitive discharge — a bad conduct discharge or a dishonorable discharge, or dismissal if you are an officer — your case will automatically go to appeal. Military defense lawyer Phillip Stackhouse in San Diego is available to represent you before the Court of Appeals for your branch of the military: the Army, Air Force, Navy-Marine Corps or Coast Guard.

If your appeal is not successful at the first level, the next step may be an appeal to the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces (CAAF). Beyond this court, an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court offers one more chance at a revised outcome.

Phillip Stackhouse, Attorney, with law offices in San Diego and Vista, is admitted to all appellate courts named above. He is prepared to mount a strong appeal in any of the appellate courts in meritorious cases.

Petitions In Cases With Less Severe Penalties

When a military misconduct prosecution has resulted in a sentence of less than a year and there is no punitive discharge, no appeal through an appellate court is available or at least automatic. However, if you are in this position, you can petition the Office of the Judge Advocate General (JAG) for relief. This type of petition is also known as a "mini-appeal." Although this type of sentence is less serious, it is still important for your military career as well as for your life beyond the military to keep your record as clean as possible.

Appeal A Court-Martial Conviction — Consult With An Experienced Military Lawyer

For legal advice and representation in a mini-appeal or an appeal through a military court of appeals at any level — or the U.S. Supreme Court — contact Phillip Stackhouse, Attorney, in San Diego. Discuss your options and opportunities for the most favorable outcome attainable in your case. Mr. Stackhouse is available to represent you anywhere in the state, the country or the world. Call 760-456-5386 or email the law offices to request a consultation.