Eglin Air Force Base Military Criminal Defense Lawyers

Defending members of the United States military from criminal allegations

Eglin Air Force Base is located in Northwest Florida near several popular tourist destinations including Fort Walton Beach and Pensacola, Florida. According to the Department of Defense, the base has a population of over 17,000, with 9,470 active duty military members living and working at the installation.

When military servicemen and women are accused of crimes, it can jeopardize every important aspect of their lives. At the law firm of Gagne, Scherer & Associates we are dedicated to helping those who have devoted their lives to serving this country when they need to protect their future, honor, and good reputation. In many cases, military members are subject to significantly harsher penalties than civilians who are accused of the same or similar crimes. In addition, military members could potentially lose their military benefits, current employment, retirement plan, and be required to pay back their enlistment bonus or the costs associated with their military education. If this were not enough, being punitively or administratively discharged from the armed forces can make it extremely difficult to obtain a job in a similar position as the function one performed in the military.

The military criminal justice system is significantly different from the civilian courts. There are specialized rules of evidence and procedure that only apply in military courts, and the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) defines certain military-specific crimes that have no civilian counterparts. As a result, it is critical for military members who have been accused of crimes to retain an attorney familiar with litigating criminal cases in the military courts.

Handling a wide variety of criminal cases involving servicemen and women

The highly experienced legal team at the office of Gagne, Scherer & Associates, LLC has extensive experience with a wide range of military criminal cases. The following are some examples of the types of cases that we handle:

These are only some of the military criminal matters that our attorneys do, so please contact our office to discuss your particular case.

Contact an Eglin Air Force Base military criminal defense lawyer to schedule a free consultation as soon as possible

The military justice system has very specific rules and procedures that can substantially differ from criminal cases in civilian courts. For this reason and more, you should always seek assistance from an attorney who has specific knowledge and experience with United States military courts. At the law firm of Gagne, Scherer & Associates, LLC, our attorneys have extensive experience handling military criminal cases and have all served as members of the Judge Advocate General’s Corps (JAG). We are committed to defending your rights and to achieving the best possible outcome for you. Call our office today at  1-877-867-5247 or fill out our online contact form to schedule a free consultation with a military criminal defense lawyer today.