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What To Know About Courts-Martial And Federal Criminal Defense

What is your military career worth? Allegations of military misconduct or federal crimes can lead to courts-martial, federal court convictions and harsh penalties. Beyond immediate repercussions such as discharge or dismissal, the black mark on your record can ruin your military career as well as damage your career options outside the military.

At Phillip Stackhouse, Attorney, we provide experienced and effective San Diego military defense. We can represent you in investigations, board reviews, courts-martial, criminal prosecution and appeals resulting from any military misconduct or federal criminal matter such as accusations of:

  • Murder
  • Assault
  • Bribery
  • Sexual assault
  • Larceny
  • Fraud (alleged false statements)
  • Computer-based offenses, such as child pornography

If a trial by court-martial leads to a conviction or you decide to plead guilty, your military career may be forever jeopardized. You may even face criminal consequences from state or federal court. Even though you have the right to face a court-martial alone, working with lawyer Phillips Stackhouse can go a long way toward protecting your career and your freedom. He can also assist you with appealing a verdict.

20 Years Of Experience With Military Criminal Defense Cases

If you are facing criminal charges, a military board of inquiry or possible administrative separation, everything you have worked for is on the line, as well as a possible lengthy stint in confinement. Mr. Stackhouse has more than 20 years of experience representing service members in courts-martial, courts-martial appeals, boards of inquiry or administrative separation boards matters.

We Have Handled High-Stakes Criminal Cases

Our attorney has represented service members in arguably the highest profile, war-related cases since Vietnam. We have served as lead counsel in the cases of:

  • U.S. v. Ilario Pantano
  • U.S. v. Calvin Gibbs
  • U.S. v. Chris VanGoethem

In the VanGoethem case, we won a not-guilty verdict on negligent homicide in a court-martial of a U.S. Marine accused of killing a popular Romanian musician.

Contact Us Today For A Consultation

If you are under investigation for a criminal offense or disciplinary action, you need experienced representation. We represent clients from Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center (MCAGCC or 29 Palms), other bases in California and worldwide. To schedule a consultation, call our San Diego office at 760-456-5386 or use our online contact form.