Camp Lejeune Military Criminal Defense Attorney

Defending the legal rights of servicemen and women accused of crimes

At a military installation as large Jacksonville, North Carolina’s Camp Lejeune, allegations of criminal misconduct are virtually unavoidable.  Camp Lejeune plays a vital role in the military criminal justice system, as it hosts a Marine Corps Brig that houses prisoners awaiting court martial as well as post-trial prisoners who are awaiting transport to another Department of Defense facility.

As a military member, being accused of even a relatively minor criminal offense is an extremely serious matter.  The outcome of your case could affect your freedom, reputation, your career within the military, your benefits, as well as your job opportunities outside of the military. The military criminal justice system moves quickly, and the penalties imposed can be extremely harsh. As a result, it is important for any military member who has been accused of a criminal offense to retain an experienced military criminal defense attorney as soon as possible.

While the military criminal justice system has some similarities to the civilian justice system, it operates independently of civilian courts and has highly specialized rules of evidence and procedure of which non-military lawyers are generally unaware. In addition, the substantive law of the Uniform Code of Military Justice defines military criminal law and includes offenses that have civilian corollaries and those which are unique to military members. In fact, the only civilian court that can assert jurisdiction over the military courts is the United States Supreme Court.

Representing military members accused of a variety of crimes

The attorneys of Gagne, Scherer & Associates, LLC are qualified to represent military members accused of virtually any criminal offense. Among the types of cases we take are:

These are only a few examples of the kinds of cases that we are ready to handle, so do not hesitate to call our office even if you do not see the offense you’re accused of on this list.

Contact a Camp Lejeune military criminal defense lawyer today to schedule a free consultation

Military members who have been accused of crimes should retain a qualified civilian military criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. The attorneys are of Gagne, Scherer & Associates, LLC are all former members of the Judge Advocate General’s Corps(JAG) and have extensive experienced defending the rights, honor, and futures of military members accused of serious crimes. We practice in military courts all over the world and will travel to you to provide you with the most zealous legal defense available. To schedule a free consultation with one of our lawyers, call us today at 1-877-867-5247 or send us an email through our online contact form available here.