Camp Pendleton Military Criminal Defense Attorney

Defending military members accused of crimes in San Diego, California

According to the U.S. Marines’ official website, San Diego’s Camp Pendleton has a daytime population of over 70,000 and occupies well over 100,000 acres of land. As a self-sustaining military installation, Camp Pendleton operates like a small city, with its own infrastructure allowing residents and visitors to engage in both work and recreation. Unfortunately, as with any high concentration of people, Camp Pendleton also has its share of residents and visitors who are accused of committing crimes.

Military members who are accused of crimes face serious consequences that can affect them for the rest of their lives. In many cases, military members stand to lose more than their civilian counterparts, as they may not only lose their freedom, but also their military benefits, their careers, future job opportunities, and also may be required to pay back the cost of their education and any enlistment bonus they received. With so much on the line, it is critical for anyone in the military who has been accused of or is under investigation for the commission of a crime to contact a military criminal defense attorney as soon as possible.

A unique criminal justice system requires a uniquely skilled attorney

The military criminal justice system is distinct from the civilian courts and involves specialized rules of evidence and procedure most attorneys are unfamiliar with. In addition, while there are certain military crimes that have civilian analogues, the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) also defines certain crimes that are unique to military members. It is important, therefore, for military criminal defendants to retain counsel who are aware of the intricacies associated with the UCMJ and military criminal courts in order to ensure the strongest possible defense.

Representing military servicemen and women accused of a variety of offenses

The lawyers of Gagne, Scherer & Associates do military criminal cases around the world and are qualified to represent clients accused of any offense. Among the most common types of cases we handle include:

As this is simply a representative list, potential clients who are accused of offenses other than those listed above should not hesitate to call our office and discuss their case with one of our attorneys.

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

If you are a military member who has been accused of a criminal offense in the Camp Pendleton area, you should contact the law firm of Gagne, Scherer & Associates as soon as possible. Our attorneys are all former members of the Judge Advocate General’s (JAG) Corps and have the skill and experience necessary to bring your case to the best resolution possible. To schedule a free consultation with one of our civilian military criminal defense attorneys, call our office today at 1-877-867-5247 or send us an email through our online contact form available here.