More Than 20 Years Of Active Duty Military Service
San Diego County:
Camp Pendleton, San Diego Navy Base
Miramar, Marine Corp Recruit Depot,
29 Palms, Fort Irwin
San Diego Military Criminal Law Attorney
· Retired Marine JAG Officer
Charged With A Crime?
Military defense attorney Phillip Stackhouse has more than 20 years of experience fighting to protect the rights of U.S. service members and government contractors stationed at military bases around the world. We are committed to ensuring that the rights of 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).
General George Washington famously said, “When we assumed the soldier, we did not lay aside the rights of the citizen.”
A Different System Requires A Different Approach To Protecting Your Rights
One of the first things new service members learn in Officer Candidate School, Boot Camp and Basic Training 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 investigation 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 separation board convenes a matter.
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 taken, the right lawyer can fight to get statements admitting guilt or involvement ruled out of the prosecution.
Tell Us About Your Case
Legal Trouble Or Investigations?
The UCMJ is complex. Defending yourself from allegation or investigation is even more complex. It is critical that you obtain legal counsel as soon as possible after you know you are in legal trouble in the military system.
Everything you say or do can compromise your service. The sooner 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 rank, job and career.
Contact Us For Help Today!
Don’t delay. We can help service members dealing with a wide range of investigations, criminal charges and other threats to your military career and service. We represent clients in California, Camp Pendleton, MCRD Marine Corp Recruit Depot and worldwide. To schedule a free initial consultation with our lawyer, call our San Diego office at 760-456-5386 or use our online contact form.