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San Diego Special Courts-Martial Attorney

Fighting on Your Behalf

When you find yourself facing a special court-martial, having a skilled attorney to help guide you through the process is extremely important. No matter what situation you may be facing, having a special court-martial lawyer in San Diego at your side can make all the difference.

Call Meeks Military Law today at (760) 512-8161 to get started with a consultation.

What to Expect

Commonly, special courts-martial happen after the refusal of a summary court-martial. Many liken the special court-martial to a civilian misdemeanor court action since confinement is limited to one year. But service members can also receive bad conduct discharges, forfeiture of 2/3 of their pay for one year, and reduction to pay grade E-1. The punishments can also deprive service members of all benefits of service provided by the Department of Defense and the Veteran’s administration. Thus, in so many ways, special courts-martial will have life-impacting repercussions for service members. The importance of special courts-martial in service members' lives cannot be overstated.

At a special court-martial, an accused has the right to a detailed active duty military lawyer, an active-duty military lawyer of his own choice if that counsel is available, and a civilian-military lawyer. He can request a trial by members, including enlisted members, as well as trial by judge alone.

Common special court-martial cases include:

  • Disrespect
  • Desertion and absence without leave
  • Drug use
  • Fraternization
  • Larceny
  • Assault
  • Disobeying orders

Let Jeffrey Meeks Be There for You

If you are facing a special court-martial, reach out to Meeks Military Law today for a free consultation to discuss your case. When choosing a military lawyer, there is no substitute for experience.

I have years of experience handling these cases. Call me at (760) 512-8161 today to find out where to start.

Why Choose Meeks Military Law?

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